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Chicago is the citation style most frequently used in the study of history. If you have questions about what best suits your assignment, or about the expectations for your class, check in with your professor.
Cite Your Work With Chicago/Turabian
About Chicago Style and Turabian
Chicago (University of Chicago Press) style is most commonly used to inform style and citations in the humanities and social sciences, including history. Turabian is a relative of Chicago Style.
What is the difference between Chicago and Turabian?
The primary difference is that Turabian is shorter and contains fewer instructions, and does not contain information about publication. The Chicago Manual of Style is designed for professionals in the field who are publishing, and has a great deal of instruction on formatting and many other things. Turabian is a pared-down version designed for students writing research papers.