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Within your paragraphs, you should be sure to cite your sources using footnotes or end notes. In Chicago style, these citations provide the location of your information in your sources. You should provide a citation for each fact, summary, paraphrase, or quotation you use from an outside source. If you don't do this, it is plagiarism, a serious academic offense. A footnote to a quote from page 12 of a book by Christopher Clark would look like this, with a superscript (raised) number indicating the note.1 This is an example of a footnote. We will go over more about this at the end of the template in the section on End Notes. You can use either footnotes or end notes, but you should not use both. Consult your instructor for his or her preference. Subsequent notes are numbered 2, 3, 4, etc. You then list your sources again at the end of the paper in the Bibliography. Such citations make it easy for readers to see where you gathered your information to check it for themselves.
Additionally, Chicago style typically asks students to use a standard font (such as Times New Roman, Arial, or Courier New for Windows, or Times, Helvetica, or Courier for Mac) at size 12. You should not use fancy fonts, colors in the text, or excessive amounts of boldface, underlining, or italics. The whole paper should be double-spaced with smooth left margins and jagged right margins. In Chicago style, the titles of books, movies, long plays, TV shows, journals, newspapers, magazines, and websites are Italicized. Short stories, poems, episodes of TV shows, and short plays are placed in "Quotation Marks." Following these conventions makes it easy for readers to recognize what you are referring to quickly and accurately.
1 Christopher Clark, Iron Kingdom: The Rise and Downfall of Prussia, 1600-1947 (Cambridge: Belknap Press, 2013), 12.