Please note, as of 1/12/2022 this guide is currently being updated to the newest version of the Citation Style Manual. We appreciate your patience in this transition. For the time being, the most up to date citation information can be found using the Purdue OWL Resource.
This guide is based on the 17th 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 (17th 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 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 (17th ed.) available in our Reference collection for use in the Library, ask your instructor, or Ask Us!.