CHICAGO Format & Conditions & Download Free Template

Chicago format

Chicago format is a footnote-based format and it is the easiest format to read.

It has no specific use as subject.

Its most popular feature is footnotes. Chicago format citation uses footnotes under each page to give specific information.

Microsoft word is quite helpful to write in Chicago format.

Let’s see CHICAGO format citation and all other Conditions step by step.

Before you start, make sure

  • Times New roman font, size 12 selected.
  • Paragraph Spacing is 2.0
  • At Layout> Margins, make sure you have 1-inch margin from top-left-bottom-right.

Cover Page

  • There can’t be a header in Cover page.
  • There can’t be page numbering in Cover Page.
  • In the middle of page, write your “PAPER TITLE CENTERED AND IN CAPS LOCK”
  • After that, Name of Student
  • Write your subject to another row
  • Add date as the final row. (Still in the middle of the page)
  • Use Times New Roman, 12 in all document.
  • No abstract needed in Chicago format.

Introduction and First Body Page

  • Put a Tab button size break at the beginning of the row and then directly begin with your introduction. No need for introduction title.
  • Then write your “Level 1 Heading Centered, Boldface or Italic Type, Capitalized”
  • After that, write your Body paragraph. Different from others, Chicago format has footnote future. When using any other format, you use citation tool to get such result; (LastName, Year) In Chicago Format, you just create a footnote using References>Insert Footnote path. MS Word creates a footnote at the bottom of each page for you.

Further body pages of Chicago format

  • After first paragraph, create an empty row and then write “Level 2 Heading Centered, Regular Type, Capitalized”
  • Please note: the shortened version of a footnote should be used from the first note forward. “Shortening”: the author’s last name, a “keyword” version of the work’s title, page

In-Text Citation

[1] Firstname Lastname, Title of Book (Place of  publication: Publisher, Year of publication), page number.

2 William Faulkner, Absalom, Absalom! (New York: Vintage Books, 1990), 271.

3 Joshua I. Weinstein, “The Market in Plato’s Republic,” Classical Philology 104 (2009): 440.

4 Ibid., 620.

5 Sheryl Gay Stolberg and Robert Pear, “Wary Centrists Posing Challenge in Health Care Vote,” New York Times, February 27, 2010, accessed February 28, 2010,

6 Weinstein, “Plato’s Republic,” 452–53.

Bibliography Page

Faulkner, William. Absalom, Absalom!. New York: Vintage Books, 1990.

Lastname, Firstname. Title of Book. Place of publication: Publisher, Year of publication.

Lastname, Firstname. “Title of Article”. Journal Title Volume, no. issue (Year of publication):

the first and last pages of the article.

Stolberg, Sheryl Gay, and Robert Pear. “Wary Centrists Posing Challenge in Health Care

Vote.” New York Times, February 27, 2010. Accessed February 28, 2010.

Weinstein, Joshua I. “The Market in Plato’s Republic.” Classical Philology 104 (2009): 439–


Two blank lines should be left between “Bibliography” and your first entry. One blank line should be left between remaining entries, which should be listed in alphabetical order according to the first word in each entry. Bibliography should be single-spaced. For online sources, if no DOI is available, list a URL.

Use this resource for automatic bibliography:

Use these resources for manual formatting of your paper:

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