The Chicago Manual of Style

The Chicago Manual of Style (abbreviated in writing as CMOS or CMS, or sometimes as Chicago[1]) is a style guide for American English published since 1906 by the University of Chicago Press. Its 17 editions have prescribed writing and citation styles widely used in publishing.[2] It is "one of the most widely used and respected style guides in the United States".[3] The guide specifically focuses on American English and deals with aspects of editorial practice, including grammar and usage, as well as document preparation and formatting. It is available in print as a hardcover book, and by subscription as a searchable website as The Chicago Manual of Style Online.[4] The online version provides some free resources, primarily aimed at teachers, students, and libraries.

The Chicago Manual of Style
The Chicago Manual of Style, 17th ed. (2017)
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
SubjectStyle guide
PublisherUniversity of Chicago Press
Publication date
1906–2017
Media typePrint
Pages1,146
ISBN978-0-226-28705-8
808/.0270973
LC ClassZ253 .U69 2017
Title page of the first edition of the Chicago Manual of Style (1906)

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