The Chicago Manual of Style
The Chicago Manual of Style, published by the University of Chicago Press, is widely used in publishing, as well as the social sciences and humanities (literature, history, architecture, and the arts). The Chicago Manual of Style serves as a "rule book" for manuscript preparation, grammar, word and numeral usage, and documentation (Author-Date, Notes-Bibliography).The original manual, published in 1906, consisted of approximately 200 pages. Since then, the manual has undergone periodic revisions. The 16th edition was published in 2010 and contains more than 1,000 pages in hardcover format.
For example, the Chicago Manual of Style includes rules for:
Style and Usage
Abbreviations and acronyms
Italics and quotes
Numbers and dates
Headings and lists
Tables, figures, illustrations
|Endnotes and Footnotes
Authors, books, compilations
Journals and newspapers
Personal interviews, Internet sources
Papers and reports
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APA format, Chicago Manual of Style
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