How Do I Format a Chicago-Style Title Page?

For Fun Friday, how about some official Chicago style? Here’s how to set up a Chicago-style title page following the guidelines in Kate Turabian’s Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations. (You will find this advice in section A.1 in the appendix called “Paper Format and Submission” at the back of the book.) OK, we know that doesn’t sound like a lot of fun. So for the fun part,

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

Shop Talk Readers in the Spotlight

Today we’re turning the spotlight on you, reader! We’d love to know what you like about the CMOS Shop Talk blog and what you don’t like, what you’d like to see more of—or less of. Here’s a short survey, or if you prefer, use the comments box below to give us a piece of your mind.

What is Chicago style?

Using “Chicago style” usually means putting notes and bibliographies into the format laid out in The Chicago Manual of Style or in Kate Turabian’s Manual for Writers. For many students . . .

Mary E. Laur talks about the art of indexing 

Mary E. Laur is a freelance indexer and part of the editorial team that has produced the last two editions of The Chicago Manual of Style, so she knows how important it is for readers to find the information they need as quickly and as painlessly as possible. In this month’s interview, she gives the inside…