Chicago notes and bibliography style provides guidelines on how to format the bibliography and how to arrange the entries of this list in your research paper.
The principles for arranging entries in a bibliography, the capitalization rules, the use of italics, and abbreviations are some of the guidelines that the Chicago notes and bibliography system provides to help you format your citations accurately and consistently.
The bibliography entries follow specific rules in terms of alphabetization, capitalization, and italicization.
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Bibliography entries are placed in alphabetical order. Alphabetize letter by letter by the author's last name or the title of the work when no author is available.
All principal words in a citation should be capitalized. You should also capitalize words which appear at the beginning of a title or a subtitle. Check the table below to find out which words are considered to be principal words and therefore should be capitalized.
Stand alone titles, such as books, periodicals, reports, images, etc. are italicized.