The proper use of the Chicago Manual of Style allows writers to give credit to authors whose materials they have used, avoid plagiarism, and provide readers with factual accounts that give credibility to writing.
The Chicago Style of citation is formatted in two ways: the Notes-Bibliography system, which is used predominantly for writing in history, art and other humanities, and the Author-Date system, used for writing in the social sciences and other science disciplines.
The main components of the Notes-Bibliography system used in the humanities include the use of footnotes and/or endnotes and a bibliography.
The author-date system, preferred for works dealing with science, utilizes in-text citation as well as a bibliography.
Learn how to cite your sources in your text and create a bibliography using Chicago Style. This guide offers examples of how to cite commonly used sources.
The Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, and Kate L. Turabian’s Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations, 7th edition, both located in the Library at FIT, can provide complete information regarding this citation style.