Put Your Best Footnote Forward
To some of our readers, “Chicago style” is synonymous with a conventional system of numbered notes supported by a bibliography. That’s the subject of chapter 14, the longest chapter in CMOS. (Chapter 15, on the author-date system, will be covered in a future quiz.)
But this quiz isn’t going to test whether you can cite a chapter in an academic monograph or a book review in a major periodical (for that you can refer either to CMOS or to our Citation Quick Guide). Instead, we’ll focus on the basics: Why do you cite sources in the first place? What’s the difference between a footnote and an endnote? What is “ibid.”?
Whether you’re an academic writer (or someone who edits them) or a student (or an instructor), anyone can benefit from a refresher. (Teachers and students will find additional resources here.)
Note: Style guides and dictionaries sometimes disagree. This quiz is designed to test your knowledge of The Chicago Manual of Style, 17th edition.
Chicago Style Workout 49: Source Citations, Part 1
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