Chicago Manual of Style Online - a selection of sections linked below
Allen, M. (2017). Chicago Style, IN The sage encyclopedia of communication research methods (Vols. 1-4). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications, Inc doi: 10.4135/9781483381411
This encyclopedia entry provides an overview of Chicago Style, including general style guidelines, formatting a paper, and both the Notes-Bibliography system (used largely in the humanities) and Author-Date system (used largely in the social sciences).
Chicago style that has been modified for students is known as Turabian style and is documented in A Manual for Writers, originally by Kate L.Turabian, now in its 8th edition.
Gump's review for the 9th edition of Turabian's A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations: Chicago Style for Students and Researchers includes a helpful history of the origins and editions of this book, along with its role as in intermediate-level guide in relation to the beginner guide, Student’s Guide to Writing College Papers (also by Turabian), and the Chicago Manual of Style itself.
What follows are a selection of additional articles in the encyclopedia explaining the writing and citing processes. Use links at the bottom of each article to continue exploring.