How do I cite a source with multiple authors in Chicago style?
In a Chicago style footnote, list up to three authors. If there are more than three, name only the first author, followed by “et al.”
In the bibliography, list up to 10 authors. If there are more than 10, list the first seven followed by “et al.”
|Full note||Short note||Bibliography|
|2 authors||Anna Burns and Robert Smith||Burns and Smith||Burns, Anna, and Robert Smith.|
|3 authors||Anna Burns, Robert Smith, and Judith Green||Burns, Smith, and Green||Burns, Anna, Robert Smith, and Judith Green.|
|4+ authors||Anna Burns et al.||Burns et al.||Burns, Anna, Robert Smith, Judith Green, and Maggie White.|
The same rules apply in Chicago author-date style.
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