Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL) site is a fairly comprehensive resource for The Chicago Manual of Style (CMOS) style and formatting rules.
Use the left side bar of the OWL page to navigate to the style or other help that you need.
|CMOS Overview and Workshop
|CMOS Formatting and Style Guide
|Chicago Manual of Style 17th Edition
|Bluebook Citation for Legal Materials
|CMOS Author Date Sample Paper
|CMOS NB Sample Paper
|CMOS NB PowerPoint Presentation
|Audiovisual Recordings and other Multimedia
|CMOS Author Date PPT Presentation
|Interviews, Personal Communication
|CMOS Author Date Classroom Poster
|Legal, Public, and Unpublished Materials
|CMOS NB Classroom Poster
Did you know that almost ALL of UMA Libraries' catalogs and databases will create citations for you? When you find a resource, simply scan the database for a "(quotation mark)" icon, or for a label such as Cite this Item, or Cite, or Citation Export.
Giving Credit to Whom It Is Due
When you write a research paper, you must document the sources you used to produce it. When quoting or even paraphrasing another person's idea in your paper, you must give credit to that person so that the reader can find the source you cited.
Sources for which you should provide full citations include books, articles, interviews, Internet sources, government documents, software, videotapes, etc. You cite the sources briefly within the text of your paper, and then give the full citation in the "Bibliography" or "Works Cited" section at the end of your paper.
Additionally, IT IS REQUIRED. See UMA's Academic Integrity Policy which spells out your responsibility as a student. The way to avoid plagiarism is to carefully cite all sources used. Your instructors will indicate which citation style they want you to use when citing your sources. Most often this is either APA or MLA citation style.
Please double-check citations before submitting your work! We cannot guarantee the accuracy of citations created using these free, online tools.