Answered By: Chris Clouser
Last Updated: Dec 10, 2014     Views: 39

It's best to refer to the actual manual for the answer. The latest edition is available behind the Reference Desk. The call number for the manual is [REF] Z253 .U69 2010.

However, there are some good resources online as well. The University of Chicago, which publishes the Chicago Manual of Style, offers a quick guide with a basic overview of citation formatting. It looks as though there are two systems for citing:

"The Chicago Manual of Style presents two basic documentation systems: (1) notes and bibliography and (2) author-date. Choosing between the two often depends on subject matter and the nature of sources cited, as each system is favored by different groups of scholars.

The notes and bibliography style is preferred by many in the humanities, including those in literature, history, and the arts. This style presents bibliographic information in notes and, often, a bibliography. It accommodates a variety of sources, including esoteric ones less appropriate to the author-date system."

As for the specific formatting, this is a fairly helpful, credible guide.

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