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Chicago/Turabian Style

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.

Citation Management Tools

Citation Management Tools

Free tools to assist you in the creation and management of citations in Chicago style, MLA style, APA style, and other formats.