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Getting Started with Research at Shapiro Library

This guide discusses understanding information sources, formulating a topic and search phrase, where and how to search the library for information, how to evaluate sources, how to cite sources, and more.

What is Chicago Style?


Chicago Style, currently in its 17th edition, is a citation protocol established by the University of Chicago. Chicago Style is most often used in the disciplines of:

  • History
  • Religion

Be sure to check with your professor as to what citation style is required for each assignment!

What does Chicago Style Include?

  • instruction for manuscript preparation and publication
  • guidelines for style, grammar and usage
  • rules for documenting your sources in-text including the Notes-Bibliography System (NB) and the Author-Date System
  • guidelines for a Bibliography at the end of your paper

Citing Sources in Chicago: Database & Web Resources


The library provides access to resources like books, eBooks, and websites that can help you cite sources in Chicago style. Please visit our Citing Your Sources guide or explore the books and web resources listed below for help. You may also want to contact the Wolak Learning Center (Campus Students) or Online Writing Center (Online Students) for additional information about citing sources in MLA Style.

Databases from the Library

Helpful Web Resources

Examples of Sources Cited in Chicago Style


Visit these links to see examples of citing sources in Chicago style. 

More Help Citing Sources in Chicago Style


Still need help citing sources in Chicago style? Contact the Wolak Learning Center (Campus Students) at 603.645.9606 or TheLearningCenter@snhu.edu or the Online Writing Center (Online Students) at writingcenter@snhu.edu. Additionally, all SNHU students, including online and evening students, enrolled in a writing intensive class may use SmarThinking--a free online tutoring service.