Chicago Manual Style has specific rules for a how a paper is formatted.  These rules includes things like where the title goes, page numbers, your name, citations, and more.

  • Papers should be double spaced, except for the footnotes and Bibliography page.
  • Page Numbers should be in the upper right beginning on the first page of text where you have your introduction.
  • Use a 12pt font.
  • Include a cover page with the title, your name, class name, and date.  See the sample paper for details.

Use this sample paper from the Purdue Owl to see a Chicago Manual styled paper. This sample paper has notes that explain the different parts of a Chicago Style formatted paper.

Here is another sample paper in Word without the extra notes.

For more details on how to format a Chicago Manual Style paper, consult the Chicago Manual Style website, check out the Library copy of the Chicago Manual Style Handbook,  or contact [email protected]