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Chicago/Turabian Guide

How to Use this Guide

This guide will help you format your paper using the Chicago/Turabian style guide, specifically the notes-bibliography citation style. For help creating your footnotes and bibliography, click the links below.

For more information, see the Official Style Guide or this Chicago/Turabian Documentation from the University Wisconsin-Madison Writing Center.

Chicago vs. Turabian

Chicago and Turabian style are both accepted by the University of Chicago. For the most part, the guidelines are the same. However, Chicago style has more information on the publishing process. Turabian style has more information on the researching and writing process.

If you are writing for an academic journal, consider Chicago style.

If you are writing an essay, thesis, or dissertation, consider Turabian style.

If you're unsure which one to use, ask your professor.

Chicago Style Format (17th) - Note-Bibliography Format