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Citations: Chicago Style (17th ed.)

Guide to formatting and citing using the notes-bibliography format for Chicago Style, 17th. ed.

Formatting

  • CMOS sample bilbiography screenshotCenter the word "Bibliography" (without quotation marks) at the top of a new page
  • Continue with numbering of pages.    

 

Each bibliographic entry will be single-spaced with a double-space in between each entry. Use the hanging indent.

For examples, please refer to the other sections of this guide (Articles, E-Books & Books, etc).

Annotated Bibliographies

An annotated bibliography is a list of sources (usually on a narrow topic) in which each citation is followed by a brief paragraph that summarizes, describes, and/or critically evaluates the source. Here is an example from Purdue Owl of an annotated bibliography entry in Chicago format:

Davidson, Hilda Ellis. Roles of the Northern Goddess. London: Routledge, 1998.
Davidson's book provides a thorough examination of the major roles filled by the numerous pagan goddesses of Northern Europe in everyday life, including their roles in hunting, agriculture, domestic arts like weaving, the household, and death. The author discusses relevant archaeological evidence, patterns of symbol and ritual, and previous research. The book includes a number of black and white photographs of relevant artifacts.

 

See the links below for more examples and resources: