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Writing Center: Chicago / Turabian Style

A guide to information to help you research and write more effectively.

Chicago Style Handbook

Chicago Manual Style Formatting

Chicago/Turabian Style Guide

What is Chicago/Turabian Style?

The Chicago Manual of Style (CMS) covers a variety of topics from manuscript preparation and publication to grammar, usage, and documentation. There are two CMS documentation styles: the Notes-Bibliography System (NB), which is preferred for literature, history, and the arts. The other documentation style, the Author-Date System, is preferred in the social/sciences. We will focus on the Notes-Bibliography System here. Bibliographical info is placed in notes and a bibliography. A bibliography follows the end of a research paper.