Chicago Manual of Style (CMS) provides detailed information on formatting a manuscript to be sent to a publisher. It does not address formatting of student papers. This page provides basic information about the components of a paper following CMS Notes-Bibliography system. Always find out whether your instructor has specific requirements when you are writing a paper.
Basic elements of a paper using Chicago style are as follows:
Fonts: CMS does not specify a particular font. We suggest you use a readable serif font, like Times New Roman, 12 pt.