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Chicago style


What is the Chicago style

Chicago style is a set of guidelines for scientific communication established by the University of Chicago Press . The guidelines vary from describing the role of ethics in publishing to offering basic guidance on writing an article, and citing sources. All guidelines appear in the Chicago Manual .

What is new in Chicago style

The new Chicago style offers updated guidelines on electronic workflows and publication formats, tools for PDF annotation and citation management, web accessibility standards, and effective use of metadata, abstracts, and keywords. The citation chapters reflect the ever-expanding universe of electronic sources--including social media posts and comments, private messages, and app content--and also offer updated guidelines on such issues as DOIs, time stamps, and e-book locators.

Why use Chicago

Uniform style helps you identify easily key points and findings in a paper. It also assists you in presenting in an organized way the information you want to convey to your audience. Finally, it allows you to codify with accuracy and respect the elements required in order to give credit to those who inspired your work.

How Chicago works

Chicago style follows the notes and bibliography system to describe the sources cited in a paper. This means that in your paper you insert a superscript number that directs the reader to a note which includes the citation information. Usually, notes refer to citations listed at the end of the paper and compile a bibliography.

Who should use Chicago

Students, teachers, researchers and professionals in the fields of arts, and humanities, including history, music, theater and philosophy should use the Chicago style guidelines.