Chicago has an optional system of five heading levels.
Label the first page of your comprehensive list of sources:
Bibliography: for Notes and Bibliography (NB) style
References: for Author Date style
Leave two blank lines between “Bibliography” or “References” and your first entry.
Leave one blank line between remaining entries.
Entries are arranged alphabetically by author’s last name. If no author or editor is listed, the title or keyword by which the reader would search for the source may be used instead.
Use “and,” not an ampersand, “&,” for multi-author entries.
For two to three authors, write out all names.
For four to ten authors, write out all names in the bibliography but only the first author’s name plus “et al.” in notes and parenthetical citations.
When a source has no identifiable author, cite it by its title, both on the references page and in shortened form (up to four keywords from that title) in parenthetical citations throughout the text.
If you cannot ascertain the publication date of a printed work, use the abbreviation “n.d.”
Provide DOIs instead of URLs whenever possible.
If you cannot name a specific page number when called for, you have other options: section (sec.), equation (eq.), volume (vol.), or note (n.).
The 3-em dash (---) should be used to replace authors or editors’ names who hold multiple, successive entries in a bibliography.
9. Click the Page Layout tab
10. Click the Margins icon
11. Click Normal (1” on all sides)
12. Click the Home tab
Footnotes & Endnotes
Navigate to the following resources for examples on in-text citations and your reference/bibliographic page.
NB = Notes Bibliographic
AD = Author Date
The Chicago Manual of Style Online - Notice the tabs for NB & AD
Purdue - select your material type from the menu on the left.
Citation Style Chart (MLA, APA, CMS): Purdue Quick Reference Chart