Citation Guide: Chicago Manual of Style (Notes System)
CMS Bibliography Formatting Rules
CMS Bibliography formatting rules differ significantly from the Notes rules:
- The title-Bibliography-replaces the word Notes at the top of the page.
- Numbers are omitted altogether and entries are arranged alphabetically, last name first, instead of numerically.
- The five-space indentation rule is also reversed. The first line of each entry is flush-left while any subsequent lines are indented five spaces.
- When a complete Bibliography is required, it follows the Notes page.