The Chicago Manual of Style is a set of citation rules created by the University of Chicago Press. This style is widely used in publishing, and is also used by other humanities and social sciences disciplines. For some examples, see the Citation Quick Guide from The Chicago Manual of Style Online.
We keep a copy of the handbook at the Library Reference Desk at all three Reynolds campuses.
Unlike the APA and MLA, The Chicago Manual of Style provides two alternative formats: the (1) Author-Date Style and (2) Notes & Bibliography style. Consult with your instructor to determine which of the systems you should use.
Save time by using Microsoft Word to format the hanging indent:
 Select the text you would like to format (you can select your entire list of citations, for example, to format all at once)
 From the Home tab in Word, select the arrow next to Paragraph
 Next, under Special, select Hanging
 Click OK. Your selected text will now be formatted with a hanging indent.
Always check with your instructor on what format specifications to use for a particular class or assignment, especially when citing online resources including material found in library databases.
This guide was adapted from the Chicago Style 17 Edtion pages in the Citation Styles Playbook created by Piedmont Virginia Community College Library.