The Chicago Manual of Style sets the standard for scholarly publishing in the Humanities. Chicago offers two citation formats, the standard bibilographic format and the author-date reference format, each of which provides conventions for organizing footnotes or endnotes, as well as bibliographic citations. Chicago allows scholars accurately and thoroughly to denote and differentiate scriptural, classical, and archival, and other historical sources, as well as to represent the range of multimedia and other new electronic forms of publication.
The following examples demonstrate Chicago's standard bibliographic citation format from the 16th edition (2010).
If you are trying to cite a source type that is not listed below, consult Chicago's guide online at: