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Citation Guides: Chicago Style

Tools for formatting your bibliography and your footnotes

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Except for a few minor differences, the overall style promulgated by Turabian is the same as The Chicago Manual of Style. While The Chicago Manual of Style is focused on giving style guidelines for publishing in general, Turabian is focused on student papers, dissertations, and theses (from Wikipedia).

There's a web site for the Chicago Manual of Style. Brandon University now does have a subscription to this site! There is a freely accesible Quick Guide to Citations.

The BU Writing Centre has created a summary of The Chicago Manual of Style footnote/endnote format and in-text citations (in Moodle).

A copy of the Turabian guide is available on reserve: A manual for writers of term papers, theses, and dissertations (Turabian) - Reserve LB2369.T8

Ohio State University has created a guide to The Chicago Manual of Style. So has the University of Wisconsin - Madison. A very colourful guide is available from Long Island University.

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RefWorks is a program that can help you create those things. It is designed to keep track of all the sources you read for your essay, such as books, articles, and even web pages.

You can then use that list of sources to easily create citations and bibliographies. If you are interested to use RefWorks, go to the Refworks Library Guide, view one of the online tutorials in the Help section of the library or read the help pages in RefWorks.