CMS Quick Guide

Introduction

Welcome to our quick guide for citing sources following the guidelines set out in the Chicago Manual of Style (17th ed.). Scan the list for the type of citation you need and click on the link to find detailed instructions.

All Citations

Books

Book (basic format)
Book with multiple authors
Book with editor, translator, compiler
Book with author and editor, translator, or compiler
Book with other contributors
Book chapter
Chapter in a collection or anthology
Introduction, preface, or afterword
Multi-volume work
Reference Work
Online book
Bible
Dissertation

Periodicals

Article (basic format)
Online article
Forthcoming article
Article without continuous pagination
Article with access date
Special issue
Magazine
Review
Abstract

Online Sources

Entire website
Page of a website
Online article
Online book
Blog
Video on a website
Podcast
App
Comment
Social media
Social media comment 

Newspapers

Newspaper articles
Online newspaper article
Editorial
Letter or comment
Article with no author

Audio-visual Sources

Videos
TV series
Music recording
Presentation
Performance
Other audio files

Archival Research

Manuscript Collection

Interviews and Messages

Unpublished interview
Published interview
Personal message

 

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