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Chicago Style Guidelines
Basic guidelines for using Chicago Style in a paper, covering: title page, margins, spacing, endnotes, footnotes, bibliography, and notes on pagination and section numbers.
Websites with information on using Chicago style:
Chicago-Style Citation Quick Guide
A quick guide to the two basic documentation systems in the Chicago Manual of Style: (1) notes and bibliography (used in literature, history, and the arts) and (2) author-date (used in the physical, natural, and social sciences). Gives sample citations for a book, a journal article, an article in a newspaper or popular magazine, a book review, a thesis or dissertation, a paper presented at a meeting or conference, a website, a blog entry or comment, an e-mail or text message, and an item in a commercial database.
Ohio State University Libraries Chicago Manual - Sample Entries
Entries illustrate the citation style according to Chicago Manual of Style, 16th Edition, in both the Notes-Bibliography and Author-Date styles, with many examples of citations for electronic and multimedia sources.
Purdue OWL (Online Writing Lab) - Chicago Manual of Style 16th Edition
Information on The Chicago Manual of Style method of document formatting and citation, with links to specific examples for citing books, periodicals, web sources, film and television, interviews, personal communication, lectures and presentations, and published and unpublished materials.
University of Arizona Libraries - Chicago Manual of Style Guide
Provides examples for bibliography (using Notes-Bibliography style), with guidance on specific punctuation, indentation, and abbreviation required.
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