The Chicago Manual of Style:
Commonly Used Sections

As the introduction explains, this guide is intended as a complement to more comprehensive style guides. One of the most important of these is The Chicago Manual of Style (16th ed., 2010), which is the basis for the style policies of all of the Computer Society's publications. This list identifies CMS sections that Computer Society editors frequently use.

Topic

Location

Pages

Capitalization: after a colon

Section 6.64

257

Capitalization: general

Section 8

311

Compound words

Sections 7.82-7.90

299-308

Dash marks (hyphen, en dash, em dash)

Sections 6.80-6.96

260-265

Letters used as words

Sections 7.62-7.81

294-299

Mathematics

Chapter 14

523-556

Names: spacecraft, aircraft, and so on

Section 8.124-8.125

355-356

Periods: use of with quotation marks

Section 6.8

242

Possessive: use of after a proper noun

Sections 7.18-7.21

282-283

Punctuation: placement of commas

Sections 6.18-6.56

244-255

Titles of works (for example, songs and poems)

Sections 8.164-8.210

366-378

         

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