This guide describes the citation conventions that HBS students should use when writing research papers. This guide will provide you insight on Citations that appear in three main forms: footnotes (or endnotes), source lines, and bibliographies. Each form contains similar information arranged in a different way. The sections covered within this guide will provide you details about each form.

There are many ways to document one’s research, but this guide and guidelines are based on The Chicago Manual of Style, 15th ed. This guide emphasis on ‘Whichever method a researcher chooses, it is important to follow a format that is clear and consistent’.

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