The Chicago style is a set of citation rules created by the University of Chicago Press. This style is widely used in publishing, and is also used by other humanities and social sciences disciplines. For some examples, see the citation guide from The Chicago Manual of Style Online. Also, see this sample Chicago style paper from OWL.
For the official reference guide on Chicago style citations, see The Chicago Manual of Style.
Microsoft Word includes a citation utility that promises to format citations in several styles, such as MLA, APA, and Chicago. This utility should not be used, as it is never correctly programmed and produces erroneously formatted citations.
Please note that the Jessup Library librarians do not support the Word citing utility and are therefore unable to help students who choose to use it. The librarians suggest learning how to cite from scratch.
Unlike the APA and MLA, The Chicago Manual of Style provides two alternative formats: the (1) Notes and Bibliography format and (2) the Author-Date format. Consult with your instructor to determine which of the systems you should use.