What is The Chicago Manual of Style?
The Chicago Manual of Style (CMS) is a reference tool providing guidance on style, grammar, formatting and citation formats.
When using CMS for citing sources there are two options for citation styles: Notes & Bibliography and Author-Date. Once your professor specifies which citation style to follow, you will want to pay close attention to the sources and examples in this guide to ensure you are using the correct style. The left-side navigation on this page provides samples for both citation styles.