CMOS FAQ Questions http://chicagomanualofstyle.org/ Latest CMOS FAQ Questions with links to the answers en-us Wed, 08 Dec 2021 06:00:00 GMT 60 https://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/qanda/data/faq/topics/PossessivesandAttributives/faq0061.html Q. My sister-in-law recently claimed that the card we get from the DMV that allows us to legally drive is supposed to be referred to as a “driver license” instead of a “driver’s license.” I would love to hear your input as this has been bothering me for a few weeks now! <p class="Q"><span class="Q_label">Q.</span> My sister-in-law recently claimed that the card we get from the DMV that allows us to legally drive is supposed to be referred to as a &ldquo;driver license&rdquo; instead of a &ldquo;driver&rsquo;s license.&rdquo; I would love to hear your input as this has been bothering me for a few weeks now!</p> Mon, 06 Dec 2021 15:22:38 GMT https://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/qanda/data/faq/topics/Numbers/faq0064.html Q. Hi! I have a manuscript that mentions several Super Bowl games. I know AP style says pro football Super Bowls should be identified by the year, not the roman numerals (“1969 Super Bowl,” not “Super Bowl III”), but does Chicago have a guideline for the best way to identify the games? Is it wrong to use arabic numerals instead of roman? Thank you! <p class="Q"><span class="Q_label">Q.</span> Hi! I have a manuscript that mentions several Super Bowl games. I know AP style says pro football Super Bowls should be identified by the year, not the roman numerals (&ldquo;1969 Super Bowl,&rdquo; not &ldquo;Super Bowl III&rdquo;), but does Chicago have a guideline for the best way to identify the games? Is it wrong to use arabic numerals instead of roman? Thank you!</p> Mon, 06 Dec 2021 15:21:56 GMT https://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/qanda/data/faq/topics/ManuscriptPreparation/faq0219.html Q. When writing a bibliography, is it acceptable for the entry to be split between pages? Or should I insert a page break before the entry to keep it all together? <p class="Q"><span class="Q_label">Q.</span> When writing a bibliography, is it acceptable for the entry to be split between pages? Or should I insert a page break before the entry to keep it all together?</p> Mon, 06 Dec 2021 15:20:26 GMT https://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/qanda/data/faq/topics/CapitalizationTitles/faq0091.html Q. I work on science textbooks and science trade books (I wonder why I’ve never needed to ask this question before) and have this question: Does one capitalize “sp.” (or “spp.”) in titles? For example: “Dinarda Spp.: The Sneaky Thief.” Unabbreviated, the word “species” would be capitalized. However, were it the actual species name, it would be lowercased. It does look odd capitalized, since it is never so in text, but I’m leaning toward capitalization as being correct. Possibly the answer to this question lies within (within CMOS, that is), but if so I’ve not been able to find it. What say you? <p class="Q"><span class="Q_label">Q.</span> I work on science textbooks and science trade books (I wonder why I&rsquo;ve never needed to ask this question before) and have this question: Does one capitalize &ldquo;sp.&rdquo; (or &ldquo;spp.&rdquo;) in titles? For example: &ldquo;<em>Dinarda</em> Spp.: The Sneaky Thief.&rdquo; Unabbreviated, the word &ldquo;species&rdquo; would be capitalized. However, were it the actual species name, it would be lowercased. It does look odd capitalized, since it is never so in text, but I&rsquo;m leaning toward capitalization as being correct. Possibly the answer to this question lies within (within <em>CMOS</em>, that is), but if so I&rsquo;ve not been able to find it. What say you?</p> Mon, 06 Dec 2021 15:17:42 GMT https://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/qanda/data/faq/topics/Commas/faq0103.html Q. In the phrase “today, tomorrow, & always” should the comma before the ampersand be removed? <p class="Q"><span class="Q_label">Q.</span> In the phrase &ldquo;today, tomorrow, &amp; always&rdquo; should the comma before the ampersand be removed?</p> Mon, 06 Dec 2021 15:16:09 GMT https://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/qanda/data/faq/topics/Documentation/faq0398.html Q. How does one cite the place of publication of an older book issued in a city whose name or nation has since changed? For example, a book might describe itself on its title page as having been published in Pressburg (now Bratislava) or in Stra&szlig;burg, Germany (now Strasbourg, France). Should I give the place as it existed when the book was published or as it exists now? <p class="Q"><span class="Q_label">Q.</span> How does one cite the place of publication of an older book issued in a city whose name or nation has since changed? For example, a book might describe itself on its title page as having been published in Pressburg (now Bratislava) or in Stra&szlig;burg, Germany (now Strasbourg, France). Should I give the place as it existed when the book was published or as it exists now?</p> Mon, 06 Dec 2021 15:14:39 GMT https://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/qanda/data/faq/topics/Documentation/faq0397.html Q. Dear Chicago editors: What should I do if my source appeared in a newspaper (which I cannot reach today), but is featured on a website? How can I give credit to both the paper and the website? The article is something I found on the website of Columbia journalism professor Samuel Freedman. <p class="Q"><span class="Q_label">Q.</span> Dear Chicago editors: What should I do if my source appeared in a newspaper (which I cannot reach today), but is featured on a website? How can I give credit to both the paper and the website? The article is something I found on the website of Columbia journalism professor Samuel Freedman.</p> Mon, 06 Dec 2021 15:11:59 GMT