Chicago Manual of Style Online


The complete style manual, along with a Q&A section and a Quick Guide. This is the ultimate source on the footnoting method of documentation and should be consulted for any difficult or complex situations.

Use the tabs at the top to select the browse the full Manual, Q&A, or Tools (for authors).

For documentation:

  • Click "CHICAGO MANUAL OF STYLE" at the top.
  • Under "Part Three: Documentation", click "Documentation I: Notes and Bibliography".
  • Under 14.14, see "Notes and bibliography - an overview".
  • Under 14.18. see examples.
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