To paraphrase the words of the Chicago Manual of Style team, on Monday 21st August two rare events were celebrated in the US: a solar eclipse and the unveiling of the new Chicago Manual of Style Online.
ebooks@cambridge is pleased to announce that current staff and students of the University now have access to the new 17th edition, on and off-campus, via iDiscover or directly via this link.
About the Chicago Manual of Style
The Chicago Manual of Style is a style guide for American English, published by University of Chicago Press, prescribing writing and citation styles widely used in publishing. The Chicago citation style is also recommended to students by a number of Cambridge University departments for use in essays and other forms of work.
What’s new in the 17th edition?
As well as a much more up-to-date look, the site has been enhanced with additional content. Of particular interest to the ebooks@cambridge team (and hopefully to our followers) is the addition of further guidance on the tricky issue of citing electronic books. Section III is the place to look for this; in particular:
14.8 An expanded section on the use of DOIs (Digital Object Identifiers) in references
14.9 A new section on permalinks (finding and using permanent URLs)
14.10 A note on short form URLs
14.159 Ebooks requiring a specific application or device (e.g. Kindle ebooks)
14.160 Page or location numbers in electronic formats
For those in a hurry, the 17th edition now includes a useful Citation Quick Guide, giving brief instructions and examples for different publication types, including ebooks.
Can I still access previous editions?
You can still access the 16th edition via the home page of the 17th edition – click on 16th edition on the blue header. The 15th edition is no longer available online.
As usual, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or comments about this or any other ebook platform.