Examples in this quick guide follow the 17th edition of the Chicago Manual of Style.
The Chicago Manual of Style, 17th ed. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2017.
The Chicago Manual of Style (CMOS) is used primarily in the fields of history, literature, and art. A modified version of Chicago, known as Turabian, has been created for use in student work.
The CMOS uses two systems for source documentation: the Notes-Bibliography System and the Author-Date System. Notes-Bibliography is the most commonly used, but you should check with your instructor on which system you will be required to use. Instead of in-text citations, in Chicago style sources are recorded using footnotes and a bibliography page. To insert a footnote in Microsoft Word, click on the References tab, then Insert Footnote.
For more information, see the Chicago Style for Students and Researchers website here.