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Library Resources at Marian University: Chicago Manual of Style

About Citation Styles

Style manuals and guides provide information on standard practices for manuscript preparation, source citation and bibliography preparation. Many academic disciplines use MLA as a standard style, but be aware that some courses might require a different style, such as APA, Chicago or Turabian.  Chicago Style is used is literature, history, social sciences,and the arts.

In most cases, your professor will indicate which style to use for class assignments.  If you have specific questions about formatting or writing style, stop by the Writing Center, located in the library. 

Online Chicago Manual of Style Resource Guides 

Sample Chicago Citations for a Works Cited Page


Schlosser, Eric. Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2001.


Frumkin, Howard. "Climate Change: The Public Health Response." American Journal of Public Health 98, no. 3 (March 2008): 435-45.

Web site

OWL. Accessed March 3, 2014.

Create Citations Using Word 2010

 Did you know that you can create bibliographic citations using Microsoft Word?

Microsoft Word 2010 offers a bibliography tool built in! Go to the References tab at the top of your screen to enter your citations in a variety of formats, including Chicago, APA, and MLA.

More information and instructions from Microsoft


Chicago Manual of Style

Online Citation Tools

Online tools that will help you generate citations and entries for your bibliography in the appropriate style. 

Please note: often there are subtle differences in standard bibliographical entries - always refer to the published style manual if you are uncertain or don't find the appropriate entry online.