The Chicago Manual of Style is a comprehensive reference for authors, editors, proofreaders, indexers, copywriters, designers, and publishers in any field, though most often used in the humanities.
Whenever you use a citation style (ANY citation style!) you will be governed by that style in three ways:
Your citation style presents researchers with a set of strict rules....not vague guidelines. Accuracy and precision are vital to the citation process. Always check your work carefully to ensure you've followed all conventions, including font styles, capitalization, punctuation, alphabetization, and format concerns.
|If you want your readers to trust your citations they need to be complete, accurate, and in the correct format.|