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Citation: Chicago Citation

Chicago Citation Style

The Chicago Manual of Style (CMS) is used for academic papers written primarily in the fields of history and social science. There are two forms of Chicago style: notes-bibliography (used in literature, history, and the arts) and author-date (used in social sciences). Ask your professor which form is needed.

Please note that citation styles encompass not only how sources are cited but also how the paper is formatted.

Chicago Manual of Style

Chicago Manual of Style

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Chicago Citation Style Guides

Chicago Style at Bedford St. Martins

Chicago Manual of Style Online
Find a quick citation guide for Notes-and-Bibliography style as well as Author-Date style.

Purdue OWL: Research and Citation Resources
Find Chicago style guide and sample paper.

Chicago Citation Creators

Please note that while citation creators can be helpful and time-saving, they are nevertheless unreliable: Check your citations for correct formatting with one of the Chicago citation guides listed above.

Son of Citation Machine - Does both in-text and reference list citations.

KnightCite - Provides reference list citations.

BibMe - Great one for websites because it does it for you if you put in the URL!

Mendeley - In addition to creating citations, this tool provides you a place to store all your research articles and other information.

Zotero - In addition to creating citations, Zotero also provides storage for articles and other information.


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