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Citation Guides

Scholars use style guidelines to properly credit sources used in their writings and to build credibility. Proper use of style formats can also protect students from accusations of plagiarism or unintended copyright infringement.

Purdue OWL: Guide to the Chicago Manual of Style 17th Edition

The Purdue OWL (Online Writing Lab) provides a useful guide to proper Chicago Manual of Style (CMOS)  formatting.

Note that in Chicago style, in-text citations can be handled in two different ways, by a Notes & Bibliography system (footnotes within the text of the paper and an alpha-by-author bibliography at the end) or an Author - Date system in which in-text citations are followed by the Author's Last Name and the publication date in parentheses. Papers written using the Author - Date system will also have a bibliography like that of the first system. Ask your professor which system you should use!

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Style Tutorials from YouTube

This tutorial is provided to familiarize you with the basic elements of setting up papers using Chicago style format.  While they can provide you with useful, introductory information, we cannot guarantee their accuracy or that they include the latest changes or version of the published style guides.  ALWAYS, refer to the latest print version for specific details about formatting your paper.