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Chicago Manual of Style -- Notes and Bibliography


         This guide is based on the 17th edition of Chicago Manual of Style (Call No. Z 253 .U69 2017 ).

        Chicago Manual of Style Online -- Library's subscription of online version of the complete Chicago   Manual of Style. The Notes and Bibliography contains detailed explanations and examples.

          This guide is on how to cite sources, such as books, articles, online resources and other types of sources. It gives a brief introduction to the basic forms of notes (footnotes/endnotes) and bibliography. 

          Click on the items on the left column for what you need. These include the following.


Note: Basic Structure

Bibliography: Basic Structure

Books / chapters/ eBooks

Articles in periodicals

Online sources

Edited works / dictionaries / encyclopedias

Sources with no author or titles

Other types of documents

Media / tables / maps / art / music scores

Secondary sources

Sample paper

What is a Format or Style?

                 A format or style manual is a set of rules to be applied to a research paper or professional article in a discipline. These rules determine the format: whether footnotes/endnotes or in text citations are used; whether a bibliography or reference list is used; what information is included and in what order, and how the overall paper appears in terms of margins, title pages, subheadings, etc.
                 To get a sense of what it is like, here is the link to a note-bibliography  Sample paper from OWL (Purdue Online Writing Lab)
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