Chicago Manual of Style Guidelines

Chicago (Manual of) Style (CMOS) is a set of guidelines for formatting and citing research in academic manuscripts.  It also establishes standards for stylistic techniques such as footnotes and quotations, as well as preparing manuscripts for publication.  It is most commonly used by writers and students of: history, english, and art. (CMOS style workshop).  Occasional updates are made to Chicago style guidelines and published in the Chicago Manual of Style, which is currently in its 17th Edition.

The Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL) is the go-to place for helping you properly cite your sources, both in-text, and in your bibliographies or reference list.  When writing for an assignment, make sure to check if there is a particular writing style you need to format your manuscript and citations in.  If Chicago style is required, you can jump straight to Purdue OWL's CMOS guidelines here: Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL) - Chicago Style.  You can also directly browse the Chicago Manual of Style as well as check their Frequently Asked Questions.

(Below is an example of a CMOS style citation)

“CMOS Style Workshop.” CMOS Overview and Workshop - Purdue OWL® - Purdue University,



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