The image at left is a book cover entitled "A Manual for Writers" and has an orange background with yellow deorative elements. There is an online citation builder, NoodleTools, which you can use to create Chicago (17th edition) citations. You must log in the library website in order to get free access to NoodleTools. The online Chicago style book is also available
There are two options for the Chicago style. Your professor wants you to use the author-date system. The author-date system has long been used by those in the physical, natural, and social sciences. The notes and bibliography style is preferred by many in the humanities, including those in literature, history, and the arts.
Why Do We Need to Cite Sources for Papers or Presentations?
How Do You Incorporate Sources Within Your Paper or Presentation?