Answered By: Jennifer Harris
Last Updated: May 20, 2016     Views: 132

To find specific instruction on how to format a table using Chicago citation style, use the Online Chicago Manual of Style Online, 16th edition, Chapter 3: Illustrations and Tables, sections 3.46-3.85.  The Chicago Manual of Style Online, 16th edition is on the “A-Z Database List”, under “C”.

Chapter 3 in the manual covers the parts of a table, cell alignment, formatting, notes, and editing table content. Additionally, here’s an introduction to Chicago-Turabian style with tables.

Here is some basic information for all tables:

  1. Explain your table in the previous paragraph in your research paper.
  2. Add the table immediately after your description.
  3. Add a number before each table.  Here’s an example:  Table 1, Table 2.
  4. Add a source a source line at the bottom of the table.  The format is like a footnote.
  5. Add a citation to your bibliography.

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