This is a citation quick guide for The Chicago Manual of Style. The Chicago Manual of Style has two documentation systems: 1) the humanities style, which uses notes and bibliographies and 2) the author-date system, which uses in-text citations and reference list entries. How to cite the most common types of materials used in research papers, using The Chicago Manual of Style, is explained in this quick guide. Examples are given for both documentation systems. Be sure to read the introductory paragraph, so that you are familiar with any abbreviations the website may use.
The Chicago Manual of Style can be used in all fields, including liberal arts and humanities and physical, natural and social sciences.