An introduction to Chicago Manual of Style format for academic papers, based on Turabian's A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations, 9th Edition.
CMS refers to a research format described in the Chicago Manual of Style. This format is often used for history, philosophy and religion papers; instructors in other disciplines may also prefer CMS format.
Elements of a CMS Paper
Center your title a third of the way down the page, using bold type and headline-style capitalization
In the bottom half of the page, center the following:
Class Number and Name
The Bibliography appears after the text of the paper
Center the title, Bibliography, at the top of the page
Single space entries; double space between entries
Use a hanging indent to format entries
List sources in alphabetical order by authors' last names
Alphabetize unsigned works by the first word of the title (except A, An, and The).