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Chicago Citation Style

An overview of the Chicago Manual and Turabian styles—with citation help and examples, formatting guidelines, and additional resources for more help.

General Formatting Guidelines

Paper Size: 8.5"x11"

Margins: 1" on each side

Font Type and Size: Readable and consistent

  • Suggested Font Types: Times New Roman, Helvetica, Courier
  • Suggested Font Size: 10-13

Line-Spacing: Double

Page Numbers: Top or bottom middle or top or bottom right-corner

  • Consistency of location

If your professor has a preferred format, use that.