What is Chicago Style?
The Chicago Manual of Style, first published in 1906, has long been a standard reference book for writers, particularly those in the disciplines of literature, history and the arts.
This library guide covers the Notes and Bibliography System of Chicago Style, often used by those in the humanities and history. It does not include the Author-Date System, frequently used in the natural, physical and social sciences. Be sure you know which system your professor requires.
If you have a question not answered in this guide, ask your instructor, check with a librarian, or refer to the Chicago Manual of Style at the Library for more detailed information.
Chicago Manual of Style
What's in This Guide?
|The Basics: Overview of the notes/bibliography system components|
|Formatting Your Paper: Margins, indents, spacing, etc.|
|Notes and Bibliographies: Formatting these sections; Using IBID|
|Elements of a Citation: Rules for each element of the citation|
|Books (Print): Citation examples for print books|
|Books (Electronic): Citation examples for e-books|
|Articles (Print): Citation examples for print articles|
|Articles (Electronic): Citation examples for electronic articles|
|Web Pages/Sites: Citation examples for web pages and sites|
|Miscellaneous Sources: Book reviews, interviews, email, texts, etc.|
|Quotations: In-text citations, run-in (short), and block (long) quotes|
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A heartfelt thank-you goes out to the librarians at Lorain College in Ohio, who allowed IWU to adapt this library guide from theirs.