This guide is based on the 16th edition of the Chicago Manual of Style.
This guide based on a template provided by Red Deer College Library in Alberta, Canada.
The Chicago Manual of Style is often used to document sources for papers in the humanities (e.g. history, fine arts, and political science).
The purpose of documentation is to:
The Chicago Manual of Style (16th ed.) recognizes two basic styles of citation. This guide is intended as a guideline for the Notes and Bibliography system only.
Be sure to check with your instructor to find out which citation style you should use for an assignment.
The following sections provide you with information and examples that will help you to cite the sources that you come across during your research.
The examples in this guide cover frequently used citation forms only. While this guide provides helpful examples, it may not be perfect. For more detailed information refer to The Chicago Manual of Style (16th ed.) available at the Information Desk in the Library, ask your instructor, or Ask Us!.