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Chicago Style Guide: Chicago Style 16th Edition

Chicago Style

Chicago Manual of Style 16th Edition Book Cover
The Chicago citation style (also called Turabian style) is used primarily in the fields of history and the natural sciences. 

There are two different ways to use Chicago style:

Notes and bibliography is used in some humanities diciplines such as literature and history.

Author-date system is commonly used in physical, natural and social sciences.

**Make sure to consult your professor on which method is preferred for your course.**

See the Chicago style guide or the UW-Madison Writing Center for more information on citing using Chicago style. The Chicago manual of style also offers the Chicago-Style Citation Quick Guide.

Consult the Purdue OWL or The Chicago Manual of Style Online for more format and style guidelines.


About in-text citations:

Chicago uses a series of footnotes, or endnotes to give credit within your writing. A superscript letter is used, with the corresponding number at the bottom of the page or end of the book, citing the appropriate source. For more help, use the sources below, or ask us at the reference desk.

Useful Chicago Style Links