Citation, Documentation of Sources

Q. I use a software called Zotero to cite my work in graduate school. Zotero has three options for CMOS citations: (1) Author-Date, (2) Full Note with Bibliography, and (3) Note with Bibliography. Which one of these is the best for a thesis paper instructed to be per Chicago/Turabian?

A. They are all fine for a Chicago/Turabian paper. If your instructor didn’t express a preference, pick whichever one you like best. Usually notes-bibliography styles are used in the humanities, author-date in the sciences and social sciences.