Resources for Librarians and Teachers

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ALA Publishing eLearning Webinar

Write and Cite “Chicago Style”: Helping Students and Patrons Understand The Chicago Manual of Style and Turabian

In this free prerecorded webinar, Rebecca Gerber, electronic resources librarian at the ALA, interviews Chicago style expert Carol Saller, previous editor of the CMOS Online Q&A and the CMOS Shop Talk blog. They discuss using The Chicago Manual of Style for citation building and more.

You'll learn how to help students and patrons use The Chicago Manual of Style Online and Turabian's A Manual for Writers to find answers to questions about citation, grammar, punctuation, and other rules of writing.

ALA Choice "The Authority File" Podcast Series

In this four-part podcast series, ALA's Bill Mickey, Editorial Director of Choice, speaks with Becky Brasington Clark, the head of the Library of Congress’ publishing office and Carol Saller, chief copyeditor of the Sixteenth Edition of the Chicago Manual of Style.

Their conversation weaves together the mission of publishing at the Library of Congress and the ethical and moral considerations that emerge from editorial, style, and publishing norms. 

Part 1: Toward Clarity in Editing and Publishing: Behind the Scenes at the Library of Congress Publishing Office and the Chicago Manual of Style

Part 2: Toward Clarity in Editing and Publishing: Style as a Reflection of the Cultural Moment

Part 3: Toward Clarity in Editing and Publishing: The Present and Future of Style

Part 4: Toward Clarity in Editing and Publishing: Reaching Everyone by Publishing More Than Books

Teaching Turabian 

We offer a number of free resources for teaching Kate Turabian’s A Student’s Guide to Writing College Papers, at our sister site

Included are tools for teaching first-time writers of research papers including Chicago style citation quick guides, paper formatting tip sheets, topic sheets, and more.

CMOS Online Site Links

What’s New in the 17th Edition: A chapter-by-chapter list of some of the most significant changes, clarifications, and new sections (get PDF here)
Chicago-Style Citation Quick Guide: Examples of how to cite many common resources, in both notes-bibliography style and author-date style
Chicago Manual of Style Online Q&A: Answers to reader questions
CMOS 17 Video Tutorials: Learn how to navigate CMOS Online and use some popular features
For Students: Basic citation advice and Chicago-style paper setup

Welcome to CMOS and CMOS Online: A Slide-Show Introduction

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CMOS Shop Talk Blog Posts

Louise Brueggemann talks about libraries and books for young people
Matt Upson and Mike Hall talk about teaching research through graphic novels
Andrew Abbott on brute-force research, the future of libraries, and what makes good research good
High school teacher Nathan Fulcher talks about teaching English to teens
Professors Amy Shoultz and Bonnie Sunstein on today’s English classrooms
Author Anne E. Greene talks about plain English and science writing
Bryan Garner talks about The Chicago Guide to Grammar, Usage, and Punctuation
Rachel Toor talks about college admissions essays
Sarah Grey talks about inclusive language
Iva Cheung talks about plain language, accessibility, and cartooning

Relevant Books: Writing and Research Guides from The University of Chicago Press