Chicago Manual Of Style (cms)

Chicago Manual of Style (CMS)


Chicago Citations: Notes-Bibliography System

A guide from DiMenna-Nyselius Library, look at examples of footnotes and bibliography formatting side by side.

New York University Libraries - Chicago

A very handy one page chart of how to cite in Chicago style.

Purdue OWL: Chicago Manual of Style

Very detailed in-depth coverage on how to use Chicago (Turabian) style in papers, starting from the Title Page and beyond.

THE WRITER'S HANDBOOK: Chicago/Turabian Documentation

From University of Wisconsin, this is a handy guide that comes with examples and a short PDF handout that you can print out. Includes info on subsequent notes for in-text citing. Check the menu on the right hand side to navigate to different areas of their Chicago guide.

Online Tools


A bibliography composer from Calvin College that creates citations in the MLA, APA, and Chicago styles through an easy-to-use web form. This will only help you with your bibliography, remember, you still need to do in-text citations.


From the makers of Zotero, ZoteroBib lets you generate a bibliography online and provides formatted in-text citation. No software download needed.

Samples Papers and Templates

Purdue OWL: Chicago Style Sample Paper

What does a title page look like? Where does the page number go? What are the margins? Take a look at these sample papers from Purdue's Online Writing Lab.

Foreign Languages

Quick Guide on Citation Style for Chinese, Japanese and Korean Sources

This guide from Yale gives an overview of how to cite Chinese, Japanese and Korean sources in Chicago style.

Bibliographic Management Software


Zotero can help you cite as you write and generate a bibliography in any version of Chicago style, including author-date, note, full note. Note vs. Full Note: Full Note contains all the bibliographic information inside the footnote along with the cited page number. Note contains only the essential author and title info along with the cited page number (see example  More on how to use Zotero.