There are many citation styles. This guide is based on the « Chicago style », one of the more commonly used. We can only give the broad outlines of the system; for all specific cases, please refer to the paper or online version of the Chicago Manual of Style:
Chicago Manual of Style Online
Law students should use specific legal styles. Our Legal Citation guide gives the main features of 3 of them.
Some computer programmes, called citation managers, allow to automate the citation process and are really useful. Training sessions to learn how to use one of these programmes, Zotero, are regularly organised at the Institute. A Zotero online guide is also available
The Chicago Style consists of two different systems: