Answered By: William Fontaine Last Updated: Nov 21, 2014 Views: 284
Chicago style is commonly used by historians and other branches of the humanites to cite sources.
Generaly, Chicago style uses the notes & bibliography system, which uses footnotes or endnotes along with a bibliography of cited sources. However, your instructor may require you to use the author-date system, which cites the source in parentheses within the text. Both of these systems are detailed in full in the manual.
For details on citing sources, consult the Chicago-Style Citation Quick Guide and click on the tab for Notes & Bibliography or Author-Date to see examples according to each system. For additional details on citing sources, see Chapter 14 (Notes & Bibliography) or chapter 15 (Author-Date references).
If you need a crib sheet for Chicago style that is freely available on the Internet and doesn't require authentication, consult the Research & Documentation Web site. It provides examples using Chicago style's Notes and Bibliography method.
Print copies are available at the Baker-Berry Reference Desk and in the Reference collection at call number Z253 .C57. Additional copies are available at the Reserve Desk in the Orozco Room in Baker Library.