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Chicago Style Manual

Chicago/Turabian style is commonly used in the social sciences, history, humanities, and the arts. The latest Chicago Manual of Style is the 16th edition, published in 2010, and the latest Turabian's Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations is the 8th edition, published in 2013.

Chicago Style Systems

The Chicago Manual of Style is used by the social sciences, sciences, humanities, the arts and history.  The different disciplines use different citation systems:

Author-Date System: social science and sciences
Documentary Note Style: humanities, arts, history

Finding DOIs

For Chicago/Turabian, a doi (digital object identifier) is often a required part of the citation as it allows someone else to easily find the material being cited.

Some databases, however, do not always include an item's doi. To find a doi for an electonic resource, use CrossRef's free doi lookup service: