Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Humanities scholars take note: Kimbel Library now provides access to the two most recent editions of the Chicago Manual of Style Online.
Unlike the print edition - which is still available in the library - the online format allows an unlimited number of users at the same time.
The newest edition (16th) includes updated tips for citing blogs, podcasts, and other electronic sources, the use of DOIs vs. URLs, greater coverage of electronic publications and more content on use of bias-free language.
Hardcore fans of the CMOS may find the facsimile copy of the original (1906) edition and the extensive user-submitted FAQ fascinating, but most users will want to start with the Citation Quick Guide which covers the citation basics of sources from books to blog posts.