The Chicago Manual of Style was originally created in 1937 by Kate L. Turabian at the University of Chicago. It is most commonly used by writers in the fields of History, Literature, and the Arts.
Chicago Style features two different methods of citation that can be used:
Notes are generally structured as follows:
Bibliography entries generally contain, in the following order:
Bibliography: Contains details on ALL the sources cited in a text or essay, and supports your research and/or premise.
Citation: The details about one source you are citing.
Citing: The process of acknowledging the sources of your information and ideas.
Footnotes: Notes placed at the end of the page in your paper to cite sources found on that page.
Paraphrasing: Taking information that you have read and putting it into your own words.
Note: Used to cite quotations, paraphrases, and summaries of sources in your work.
Plagiarism: Taking the ideas or words of another person and using them as your own.
Quoting: Copying words of text originally published elsewhere.
Shortened Note: A subsequent note that includes enough information for readers to find the full citation in your bibliography or in an earlier note.
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This citation guide is based on the Chicago Manual of Style (17th ed.). The contents are accurate to the best of our knowledge.