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Chicago Style Guide: Home

A guide to citing sources and formatting papers in Chicago Style.

What is Chicago?

The Chicago style of citation comes from The Chicago Manual of Style, which is published by the University of Chicago Press. 

Chicago is the citation style of choice for many disciplines in the Humanities and Social Sciences. At Valencia College, you may be asked to use Chicago style in some classes. The instructor determines the style to be used in a specific class.

There are actually two citation systems outlined in The Chicago Manual of Style. Check with your instructor about which system to use.


Information in this Guide is consistent with The Chicago Manual of Style, 17th Edition.

A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Dissertations and Theses, by Kate L. Turabian, commonly nicknamed "Turabian," is based on The Chicago Manual of Style but is intended for writers of student papers, whereas The Chicago Manual of Style is intended mainly for writers of published works. You can use the most recent edition of either The Chicago Manual of Style or Turabian as your guide.