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Chicago Style (Notes/Bibliography)

Provides basic information and instructions for preparing a paper using Chicago Manual of Style Notes and Bibliography system.

Types of Quotations

Run-in/Short Quotations: CMS considers quotations of less than 100 words as short. A run-in quotation is one that is simply inserted within the text of your paper, enclosed by quotation marks. Use run-in quotations for short quotations 

Block/Long Quotations: CMS considers quotations of 100 words or more as long quotations. When you quote a long passage in your paper, format it as a block quotation:

  • Start on a new line
  • Indent 1/2" from the left margin
  • Do not enclose in quotation marks

Quotations in Sample Paper

Chicago Style: Quotations

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