The Chicago Manual of Style (CMS) is a set of guidelines covering topics such as grammar, documentation, and usage, as well as information concerning manuscript preparation and publication. It contains two distinct documentation styles:
This LibGuide was adapted from the Chicago Style Guide by Leecy Barnett at the Lynn University Library in Boca Raton, Florida.
The Basics: Requirements, components of Notes/Bibliography style.
Notes and Bibliographies: More information about the notes and bibliographies system.
Elements of a Citation: About the bits and pieces that make up a citation.
Books (Print): Citation format, examples for print books.
Books (Electronic): Citation format, examples for e-books.
Articles (Print): Citation format, examples for print articles.
Articles (Electronic): Citation format, examples for articles accessed electronically.
Web Pages/Sites: Citation format, examples for web pages and sites.
Quotations: In-text citations, run-in (short), and block (long) quotes.
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