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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.

Chicago Style

What is Chicago Style?

Chicago Style, currently in its 16th 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

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Citing Sources in Chicago: Books & 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 (UC Students) or Online Writing Center (COCE Students) for additional information about citing sources in Chicago Style.

Helpful Books from the Library:

The Chicago Manual of Style Book Cover

The Chicago Manual of Style by University of Chicago Staff (Editor)
Call Number: REF Z253 .U69 2010
ISBN: 9780226104201
Publication Date: 2010-08-01

A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations Book Cover

A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations by Kate L. Turabian; Wayne C. Booth (Revised by); Gregory G. Colomb (Revised by); Joseph M. Williams (Revised by); University of Chicago Press Staff (Revised by)
Call Number: REF LB2369 .T8 2007
ISBN: 9780226823362
Publication Date: 2007-04-15

To find more books and ebooks on citing sources in Chicago Style, please search the Online Library Catalog.

These web resources may be helpful if you need assistance citing sources in Chicago Style. However, be sure to evaluate any sources you use--the Shapiro Library cannot vouch for the accuracy of information provided on external websites.

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Citing Sources in Chicago Style: Video Tutorials

Via the Atomic Learning database, currently enrolled SNHU students, faculty, and staff can access video tutorials that can help you cite sources in Chicago style. Please visit our Citing Your Sources guide or contact the Wolak Learning Center (UC Students) or Online Writing Center (COCE Students) for additional information about citing sources in Chicago style.

When you click on a link below you will be prompted to log in. Please log in using your mySNHU credentials.

Chicago/Turabian Manual of Style Training (Full Playlist)

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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 (UC Students) at 603.645.9606 or TheLearningCenter@snhu.edu or the Online Writing Center (COCE 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.

Alternatively, try this citation game or contact your professor for help:

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