Why do I have to cite sources?

If you were an expert on your paper topic, you could be your own source of information. But assuming you’re not an expert, you will have to do some reading, write what you learned, and keep track of the books or articles or websites where you got your facts or quotes . . .

Announcing The Chicago Manual of Style Citation Share

Want to contribute to The Chicago Manual of Style Online?

We’re looking for examples of newer sources and of unusual source citations. Send us your suggestions of newer books, articles, websites (or anything!) or more unusual sources of any vintage: obscure videos, social media, apps, or whatever else . . .

Quotenik founder Sara Bader talks about quotes

Quotations permeate our life and our work, whether formally used in a research paper or informally tacked to an inspiration board. But making sure that a source actually spoke or penned those exact words can be tough. Sara Bader is making it her mission to compile and verify the quotes of the world via her…