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Title:
The Chicago manual of style.
ISBN:
9780226104201
Edition:
16th ed.
Publication Information:
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2010.
Physical Description:
xvi, 1026 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents:
The publishing process -- Books and journals -- Overview -- The parts of a book -- The parts of a journal -- Considerations for web-based publications -- Manuscript preparation, manuscript editing, and proofreading -- Overview and process outline -- Manuscript preparation guidelines for authors -- Manuscript editing -- Proofreading -- Illustrations and tables -- Overview -- Illustrations -- Tables -- Rights, permissions, and copyright administration / by William S. Strong -- Overview -- Copyright law and the licensing of rights -- The publishing agreement -- Subsidiary rights and permissions -- The author's responsibilities -- Style and usage -- Grammar and usage / by Bryan A. Garner -- Grammar -- Word usage -- Punctuation -- Overview -- Punctuation in relation to surrounding text -- Periods -- Commas -- Semicolons -- Colons -- Question marks -- Exclamation points -- Hyphens and dashes -- Parentheses -- Brackets and braces -- Slashes -- Quotation marks -- Apostrophes -- Multiple punctuation marks -- Lists and outline style -- Spelling, distinctive treatment of words, and compounds -- Overview -- Plurals -- Possessives -- Contractions and interjections -- Word division -- A and an, o and oh -- Ligatures -- Italics, capitals, and quotation marks -- Compounds and hyphenation -- Names and terms -- Overview -- Personal names -- Titles and offices -- Epithets, kinship names, and personifications -- Ethnic, socioeconomic, and other groups -- Names of places -- Words derived from proper names -- Names of organizations -- Historical and cultural terms -- Calendar and time designations -- Religious names and terms -- Military terms -- Names of ships and other vehicles -- Scientific terminology -- Brand names and trademarks -- Titles of works -- Signs and mottoes -- Numbers -- Overview -- Numerals versus words -- Plurals and punctuation of numbers -- Inclusive numbers -- Roman numerals -- Abbreviations -- Overview -- Names and titles -- Geographical terms -- Designations of time -- Scholarly abbreviations -- Biblical abbreviations -- Technology and science -- Business and commerce -- Foreign languages -- Overview -- Titles and other proper names -- Languages using the Latin alphabet -- Languages usually transliterated (or romanized) -- Classical Greek -- Old English and middle English -- American sign language -- Mathematics in type -- Overview -- Style of mathematical expressions -- Preparation and editing of paper manuscripts -- Quotations and dialogue -- Overview -- Permissible changes to quotations -- Quotations in relation to text -- Quotation marks -- Ellipses -- Interpolations and clarifications -- Citing sources in text -- Foreign-language quotations -- Documentation -- Documentation I: notes and bibliography -- Source citations: an overview -- Notes and bibliography: basic format, with examples and variations -- Notes -- Bibliographies -- Books -- Periodicals -- Interviews and personal communications -- Unpublished and informally published material -- Special types of references -- Audiovisual materials -- Legal and public documents -- Documentation II: author-date references -- Overview -- Author-date references: basic format, with examples and variations -- Reference lists and text citations -- Author-date references: special cases -- Indexes -- Overview -- Components of an index -- General principles of indexing -- Indexing proper names and variants -- Indexing titles of publications and other works -- Alphabetizing -- Punctuating indexes: a summary -- The mechanics of indexing -- Editing an index compiled by someone else -- Typographical considerations for indexes -- Examples of indexes -- Appendix A: production and digital technology -- Overview -- Markup -- Design -- The electronic workflow -- Options for presenting content -- Print technologies -- Appendix B: glossary.
Summary:
While digital technologies have revolutionized the publishing world in the twenty-first century, one thing still remains true: The Chicago Manual of Style is the authoritative, trusted source that writers, editors, and publishers turn to for guidance on style and process. For the sixteenth edition, every aspect of coverage has been reconsidered to reflect how publishing professionals work today. Though processes may change, the Manual continues to offer the clear, well-considered style and usage advice it has for more than a century. The sixteenth edition offers expanded information on producing electronic publications, including web-based content and e-books. An updated appendix on production and digital technology demystifies the process of electronic workflow and offers a primer on the use of XML markup, and a revised glossary includes a host of terms associated with electronic as well as print publishing. The Chicago system of documentation has been streamlined and adapted for a variety of online and digital sources. Figures and tables are updated throughout the book -- including a return to the Manual's popular hyphenation table and new, comprehensive listings of Unicode numbers for special characters. With the wisdom of a hundred years of editorial practice and a wealth of industry expertise from both Chicago's staff and an advisory board of publishing professionals, The Chicago Manual of Style, 16th edition, is an invaluable resource in this rapidly changing world. If you work with words -- no matter what the delivery medium -- this is the one reference you simply must have.
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**The 16th edition of The Chicago Manual of Style has been superseded by the 17th edition.**

While digital technologies have revolutionized the publishing world in the twenty-first century, one thing still remains true: The Chicago Manual of Style is the authoritative, trusted source that writers, editors, and publishers turn to for guidance on style and process. For the sixteenth edition, every aspect of coverage has been reconsidered to reflect how publishing professionals work today. Though processes may change, the Manual continues to offer the clear, well-considered style and usage advice it has for more than a century.

The sixteenth edition offers expanded information on producing electronic publications, including web-based content and e-books. An updated appendix on production and digital technology demystifies the process of electronic workflow and offers a primer on the use of XML markup, and a revised glossary includes a host of terms associated with electronic as well as print publishing. The Chicago system of documentation has been streamlined and adapted for a variety of online and digital sources. Figures and tables are updated throughout the book--including a return to the Manual 's popular hyphenation table and new, comprehensive listings of Unicode numbers for special characters.


Reviews 3

Booklist Review

The new Chicago Manual of Style shifts the 2003 edition's focus on creating a product (typically a printed book or journal article) to the process of preparing a text for publication in any medium, more and more on the web. New is a significantly expanded section on rights, permissions, and copyright administration. It presents as the norm assigning an author's rights to book publishers but neglects to note that sometimes an author can retain those rights. Journal-article rights are treated with more nuance. However, the manual's explanation of the Creative Common license and its options takes a chilly tone. Furthermore, in a one-sided, lawyerly way, Chicago dissects shortcomings it sees in the addenda some universities encourage faculty to present to publishers to permit additional use of their creations; better were there none of this boundary-leaping editorializing. An appendix covers digital-production processes, and a glossary treats print and digital publishing terms. Chicago's granite-solid strength abides in the familiar guidance generations of editors and scholars have depended upon how to treat punctuation, names, numbers, tables, quotations, dialogue, abbreviations, etc. Users will welcome the streamlined approach to documentation, introducing greater consistency between the author-date and the notes-bibliography citation systems. With each chapter's numbered sections and decimally numbered subsections, Chicago has long had the air of a codification of statutes. Beneath that utilitarian structure, however, it allows for options that will serve an author's or editor's purposes and honor the manual's core mission: helping them present a text in the most effective way for the benefit of author, editor, and readers. This is the first edition of The Chicago Manual of Style to be published simultaneously in print and online. Either way, no library serving serious authors can be without it.--Rettig, James Copyright 2010 Booklist


Choice Review

For over a century, The Chicago Manual of Style (15th ed., 2003; 14th ed., CH, Jan'94, 31-2458) has guided writers, proofreaders, and editors through issues of style and the publication process. The 16th edition's editors have improved navigation in both print and online formats through reorganizing the text into three main sections ("The Publishing Process," "Style and Usage," and "Documentation"), expanding paragraph headings, and including more cross-references (hyperlinked in the online version). The volume addresses issues of e-publishing in more detail than the other comparable style manuals (MLA Style Manual and Guide to Scholarly Publishing, 3rd ed., CH, Nov'08, 46-1235; Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th ed., 2010). Electronic resource coverage is greatly expanded overall, with detailed information on electronic production processes, added glossary terms, and additional documentation information (e.g., DOIs and URLs; blogs and podcasts). Some sections have been elegantly rewritten for content and clarity, such as the call for "a style ... that no reasonable person could call sexist, and ... that never suggests you're contorting your language to be nonsexist" (p. 301-302), along with a practical list of nine strategies to achieve this goal. Throughout this edition, the editors' judicious use of this type of list in place of paragraphs increases ease of use.The online version of the manual provides a clean, intuitive interface for users accustomed to print reference sources, with a hyperlinked table of contents on the main page. Ample cross-references throughout the text and the extremely thorough index are hyperlinked as well. For those who prefer keyword searching, the Google-powered search interface returns a page with individual results tabs for the 15th edition, 16th edition, the Chicago Style Q&A, and user-defined Notes and Style Sheets (available only to individual subscribers, not institutional users). The Q&A section is an ongoing feature providing clear answers to questions about manual rules in a refreshingly humorous tone. Those who know the paragraph number of specific text can jump directly there from the front page. Content is exactly the same in the online and print editions; these editions will continue to be released simultaneously, so no revisions will take place in the online version between editions. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Lower-level undergraduates and above; general readers. M. F. Jones East Tennessee State University


Library Journal Review

The new go-to publishing manual is here! Responding to the demands made of publishing professionals in the digital age, the 16th edition continues to provide information for word lovers but has enhanced its guidelines to include electronic workflow and processes. For example, a new section delves into electronic markup and XML. While its front pages cover topics similar to those of the previous edition, the Documentation section has been expanded to provide guidelines for notes and bibliographies, as well as for author-date references. There is updated information on DOIs versus URLs, as well as an introduction to Unicode, the international computing standard. Appendix A covers production and digital technology, while Appendix B expands the glossary to include electronic publishing terms, such as bitmap, character encoding, and document type definition. In another bow to our changing production styles, there is an expanded section on bias-free writing. For the first time, the manual is available both in print and online simultaneously. This venerable bible also has a new pastel blue bookjacket to alert users to the style, usage, and technology updates within, though the familiar orange cloth lies below. BOTTOM LINE A worthy, welcome addition to every library collection as well as professional wordsmiths and educated readers of all persuasions.-Marilyn Searson Lary, formerly with North Georgia Coll. & State Univ., Dahlonega (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Part 1 The Publishing Process
1 Books and Journal
2 Manuscript Preparation, Manuscript Editing, and Proofreading
3 Illustrations and Tables
4 Rights, Permissions, and Copyright Administration
Part 2 Style and Usage
5 Grammar and Usage
6 Punctuation
7 Spelling, Distinctive Treatment of Words, and Compounds
8 Names and Terms
9 Numbers
10 Abbreviations
11 Foreign Languages
12 Mathematics in Type
13 Quotations and Dialogue
Part 3 Documentation
14 Documentation I: Notes and Bibliography
15 Documentation II: Author- Date References
16 Indexes
Appendix A Production and Digital Technology
Appendix B Glossary
Bibliography
Index