Men's Wheat Classic KINGSHOW Work Boots WIv5qdO is the student version of The Chicago Manual of Style, aimed at high school and college students who are writing papers, theses, and dissertations that are not intended for publication. (The Chicago Manual of Style is aimed at professional scholars and publishers.) The two books are compatible; both are official Chicago style.

Paper-formatting tip sheets

  1. Margins and Page Numbers
  2. Title Page
  3. Table of Contents
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  15. Reference List

Chicago style basics

Crash course in citations

If you need to write a note or bibliography citation for books, articles, and other common sources, you can find examples to follow here.

Quick guide to Turabian-style citations
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If you are writing your first paper or trying to improve your skills, these one-page tip sheets are written with you in mind. Read the ones that interest you or download all 26 topics in one PDF.

  1. Why Research?
  2. Choosing a Topic: Research Questions
  3. Core of an Argument = Claim + Reasons + Evidence
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  5. How to Plan Your Time
  6. Finding a Research Question
  7. Academic Language of Research—Assignments
  8. Academic Language of Research—How to Position Your Idea
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  11. Write as You Read
  12. How Arguments Grow from Questions
  13. Academic Language of Research—Acknowledging and Responding
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  15. Working Through Writer’s Block: Getting Unstuck
  16. When to Quote, Paraphrase, or Summarize
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  18. Three Principles for Citing Sources
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  26. Accepting Feedback
  27. Why Cite Sources?

Have a question that isn’t answered here? Send it to While we are unable to answer every question we receive, we may use it in a future blog post or in our monthly Chicago Manual of Style Q&A.

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