Answered By: Jennifer Harris
Last Updated: Jul 18, 2017     Views: 194

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.

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.

More information:

For further help please contact the Wolak Learning Center at 603.645.9606 (UC Students) and Online Writing Center at 866.721.1662 (Online/COCE Students) for assistance with Chicago Style.

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This information is intended to be a guideline, not expert advice. Please refer to the Chicago Manual of Style or speak to your professor about the appropriate way to format a table in Chicago style.

References

University of Chicago. (2010). The Chicago Manual of Style. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

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