Chicago Style Essay Word Template

Add a citation after a quote

  1. On the References tab , in the Citations & Bibliography group, click the arrow next to Style.

  2. Click the style that you want to use for the citation and source. 

  3. Click at the end of the sentence or phrase that you want to cite. 

  4. Click Insert Citation and then select Add New Source

  5. In the Create Source box, type in the citation details, and then click OK.

When you've completed these steps, the citation is added to the list of available citations. The next time you quote this reference, you don't have to type it all out again, just click Insert Citation and select the citation you want to use.

Create a bibliography from your sources

If you want to create a bibliography from your sources, do the following:

  1. Click where you want to insert a bibliography. Typically, they are at the end of a document. 

  2. On the References tab, in the Citations & Bibliography group, click Bibliography.

Similar to the Table of Contents builder in Word, you can select a predesigned bibliography format that includes a title, or you can just click Insert Bibliography to add the citation without a title.

If you want to learn more about using citation placeholders and editing sources, take a look at Create a bibliography. Or, if you want to export your bibliography sources to another computer, check out this post on the Microsoft Word blog.

There's no in-text citations in Chicago style. You'll use footnotes.

Here's how to add footnotes in Word 2013:

Place your cursor where you've quoted or paraphrased a source.

In the reference tab, choose insert footnote (see picture)

A number will appear at the bottom of the page.

Here is an example of where to place the footnote when quoting:

 

Copy and paste your citation from Noodle Tools.

 

 

A pop-up window will appear with the footnote you can copy and place next to the appropriate footnote number.

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