We know The Chicago Manual of Style is big. The new 17th edition weighs in at over three pounds and is 1,146 pages long. Something we hear in emails to our Q&A is “I know it’s in there, but I can’t find it!” So here’s a valuable searching tip:
This month’s workout, “Abbreviation of Names and Titles,” centers on CMOS 17, paragraphs 10.11–27.
What is “style,” and what does it have to do with Chicago? And which book or website is the official source for someone required to use Chicago style in their work?
One of the most tweeted updates to The Chicago Manual of Style in the recently released 17th edition was its change in the recommended spelling of email: no more hyphen. On the whole, the reaction of users
As a reader of the email that comes to The Chicago Manual of Style, I regularly find myself explaining the purpose of the illustrations (figures and tables) to puzzled users. Two recent queries:
In a typed document, each new paragraph should begin with a first-line indent, applied either with the Tab key or with your word processor’s indentation feature rather than the Space bar. One-half inch is the traditional measure for an indent. Exceptions:
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The 17th edition of The Chicago Manual of Style will arrive any day now! We’ve been looking at some of the changes and new material in the new edition. This week, we take a look at sentence adverbs.
Here is how to set up a Chicago-style class paper following the guidelines in Kate Turabian’s Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations.
Readers are sometimes puzzled by Chicago’s recommendations of when to lowercase or drop an initial the from the title of a work in running text. Sections 8.167 and 8.168 of CMOS (16th edition) lay out the rules. For a bonus, we’ll also cover the use of the in titles of websites (8.186) in running text. Chicago guidelines for the use of the