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Chicago Style Citation Guide: Formatting Your Paper

Formatting Your Paper

General Chicago Manual of Style Guidelines for
Formatting your Research Paper

• Double-space between each line of type on the page. Double-space between all lines of the manuscript.
• Only use single-spacing or one-and-a-half spacing for block quotes.
• Leave uniform margins of at least 1 inch (2.54 cm.) at the top, bottom, left and right of every page.
• Do not justify lines. Use the flush left style and the right margin uneven.

  • The order of manuscript pages is:Title page (do not number).
  • Text
  • Endnotes if applicable
  • Appendixes
  • Tables
  • Figure captions
  • Figures

Example of the Title page of Chicago Style Manuscript:
Name of University or College
Center Title of the paper Double-space
The title and number of the course
The date

Student Name

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