Question:How do I format a paper in Chicago style? Last Updated: Jul 07, 2018 Views: 0
The general guidelines for formatting a paper by Chicago standards are as follows:
- Text should be consistently double-spaced, including block quotations, notes, bibliography entries, table titles, and figure captions.
- Margins should be set at no less than 1”.
- Typeface should be something readable, such as Times New Roman or Courier.
- Font size should be no less than 10 pt. (preferably, 12 pt.).
- For block quotations, which are also called extracts:
- A prose quotation of five or more lines, or more than 100 words, should be blocked.
- Two or more lines of poetry, should be blocked.
- A blocked quotation does not get enclosed in quotation marks.
- A blocked quotation must always begin a new line.
- Blocked quotations should be indented with the word processor’s indention tool.
- Page numbers begin in the header of the first page of text with the number 1.
- Subheadings should be used for longer papers.
This information was taken from Purdue Owl. For more in depth information on formatting a paper in Chicago style visit https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/717/02/