and the page number is in a header, at the upper right corner. There is no page number on
the title page. If you are writing a thesis then your thesis statement should appear in the first paragraph at this point, and you will use raised Arabic numerals to cite your sources in footnotes2 at the bottom of the page. This is the Chicago Style. Your word processor will insert these footnotes and format them for you.
There are more than fifteen styles extant for various disciplines, but the MLA, the APA, and the Chicago Style are the most widely used. Most of the English-speaking world uses a variant of the Chicago style because it maintains cleaner text and allows more flexible access to both sources and ancillary material, thus promoting a more critical and interactive reading of the text.3
tool. Shorter versions are incomplete and while you may choose any handbook to your
liking, when in doubt, consult a full edition in the library or online.
1 Title Page Format: When using a title page, insert a page break at the bottom of the page, and then go to the “Page Layout” preferences and check the “Different First Page” option this will remove the top page number and header box from the title page. Learn how to use your word processor’s page layout features. Please use Times and 12 pt. font and 1” margins all around.
2 These footnotes indicate citations – direct quotes, paraphrases, and indirect references – as well as allow you the chance to add information of your own that might not be a direct part of your manuscript but is still of interest.