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Chicago Style Guide

General Format Rules – Chicago Entire Paper

  • Chicago papers should be double-spaced.  Your footnotes and bibliographies should be single-spaced, but should have a blank line between entries.
  • Every page except the title page should contain a header.  A page header in Chicago should be found on the top of every page justified to the right. The page header should contain the author's last name followed by the page number.  The first page to be numbered should be page 2.
  • Title Page: The title page should take up the full first page of your paper.  Please use our title page creator to format your title page.
  • Bibliography: Create the bibliography page at the end of your paper on a new page. Label this page bibliography at the top middle of the page. Do not underline, bold, enlarge or use quotes for the word Bibliography. The bibliography should include all sources cited within the work and may sometimes include other relevant sources that were not cited but provide further reading.
  • Notes: In the page for each source type the examples include numbered notes with a bibliography entry. The first note is a full note and the second note is a shortened form that can be used for subsequent citations of a source already cited.


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