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The LaTeX chicago package

Version: 3.x, 4.x, 5.x - Scientific WorkPlace & Scientific Word

The chicago package is used in combination with the file chicago.bst to produce BibTeX bibliographies formatted according to The Chicago Manual of Style, Edition 13.

How to create a bibliography formatted according to The Chicago Manual of Style

  1. Add the chicago package to your document.
  2. From the Typeset menu, choose Bibliography Choice.
  3. Check BibTeX and choose OK.
  4. Specify the chicago.bst file:
    1. Place the insertion point where you want the bibliography to appear in your document.
    2. From the Insert menu, choose Typeset Object and then choose Bibliography.
    3. Select the BibTeX database files you want to use.
    4. Scroll down the Style list to select chicago.bst and choose OK.
  5. Save and compile the document.

The package also supports a variety of citation formats. Although the program interface doesn't directly support these modifications, you can achieve the citation format you want by inserting commands in TeX fields.

Command Citation Format
\cite{key} Full author list and year:
(Pearson 2005; Swanson, MacKendrick, and Medd 2003)
\citeNP{key} Full author list and year, but without enclosing parentheses:
Pearson 2005; Swanson, MacKendrick, and Medd 2003
\citeA{key} Full author list without year:
(Pearson; Swanson, MacKendrick, Medd)
\citeANP{key} Full author list without parentheses:
Pearson; Swanson, MacKendrick, Medd
\citeN{key} Full author list, no parentheses around authors, parentheses around year:
Swanson, MacKichan, Medd (2003) note that....
\shortcite{key} Abbreviated author list and year:
(Swanson et al. 2003)
\shortciteNP{key} Abbreviated author list and year, no parentheses:
Swanson et al. 2003
\shortciteA{key} Abbreviated author list:
(Swanson et al.)
\shortciteANP{key} Abbreviated author list, no parentheses:
Swanson et al.
\shortciteN{key} Abbreviated author list and year, parentheses around year:
Swanson et al. (2003)
\citeyear{key} Year information only, with parentheses:
\citeyearNP{key} Year information only, without parentheses:

How to modify the format of bibliography citations

  1. Place the insertion point where you want the citation to appear.
  2. Enter an encapsulated TeX field.
  3. Type the command for the citation format you want, substituting the key for the BibTeX reference.
  4. Choose OK.

No package options are available. The package is installed in the TCITeX/TeX/LaTeX/contrib/bibtex directory. See the package documentation or open a document with the Standard LaTeX Article (Chicago) shell for more information.

Last revised 08/18/05

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