The first time you write an in-text citation for a source, it will look like a full-blown reference that would appear on your Bibliography page. That's just how Chicago does it.
The second, third, fourth, etc. times you refer to that same source, you will use a short version of that note, which uses the author's last name, part of the title of the work, and a page number.
To see examples, just browse this guide for your source type. Each example provides a general format (labeling the different elements of the citation) as well as specific examples for a full note, shortened note, and the bibliography entry.
Unlike MLA and APA, you'll be using footnotes to add your in-text documentation. (There is a version of Chicago which uses parenthetical citations -- Author-Date format -- but you're more likely to use Notes-Bibliography, which this guide focuses on.)
To add footnotes to your paper, just click the "Insert Footnote" option in Word (under References) wherever you'd normally be adding a parenthetical citation. Word will take care of all the spacing and footnote numbering for you.
You will need to do some slight reformatting to your footnotes to make them fit Chicago Style. Footnotes should be single-spaced (with an empty line separating each footnote) and use a first line indent.
Our document template has already been formatted to Chicago style for all parts of the paper, including the footnotes.
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