September Q&A

It’s September! Time for a new Q&A:

Q. How to interpret “The box must be A and B or C”
Q. “From . . . to” and “between . . . and” with numbers and years
Q. “Cell phone” versus “cellphone”

Styling Titles of Websites, CMOS 17

Continuing our series CMOS 17 in ’17, this week we further explain one of the changes you will find in the new 17th edition of The Chicago Manual of Style when it appears in September. It’s not a big change, but it’s one you may use often.

What is author-date style?

In a previous post, we described notes and bibliography citations. Today, we’ll describe a different citation system called “author-date” style. In author-date style, note citations appear in the text of your paper like

What’s New in the CMOS 17 Citation Chapters

The announcement of a new edition of The Chicago Manual of Style always prompts rejoicing—along with a few worried queries about how much the citation styles are changing. Never fear! The forthcoming 17th edition of CMOS entails few changes to our notes, bibliography, and reference list citation styles. After all, we’ve had over a hundred years to work on getting them right. Instead, the updates and revisions

How do I cite an image?

When you quote someone in a paper and cite a source for the quotation, you don’t normally write to the people you’re quoting to ask for permission; it’s enough simply to give them credit in a note. For images that you borrow (photos, paintings, drawings), the rules are different. There are laws that require users to get permission…

How do I cite the same source many times?

Although ideally you will cite more than one source in your research paper, there are times when a single source dominates, and you find yourself referring to it or quoting it repeatedly. Does that mean you have to cite that source in full in a footnote (or endnote) every time?