The Chicago Manual of Style, 14th ed. (1993), presents three styles of documentation. Two of the styles are author-date systems--one using formatting conventions common in the humanities, the other incorporating practices common in scientific and technical writing. The third and more traditional system, presented here, uses numbered endnotes or footnotes and, in the case of a long manuscript, a bibliography.
The Chicago Manual of Style (CMS) was originally written as a guide to authors and editors of professional books. Kate Turabian adapted and modified CMS style for students in A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and Dissertations 6th ed. (1996). In some places, the two books present different recommendations. With a few exceptions, which will be noted, the format presented here is standard CMS style.
Guidelines for CMS Note Citation
Use of Endnotes or Footnotes
CMS Note List