The Chicago Manual of Style (CMS) is a comprehensive reference for authors, editors, proofreaders, indexers, copywriters, designers, and publishers in any field, though most often used in the humanities and social sciences. You may also hear Chicago style referred to as CMS or Turabian.
For in-depth guidance on using this citation style, refer to any of these books below:
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.|