BibTeX to Chicago converter

Do you have a BibTeX file, which you want to convert to Chicago citations? Just upload or paste your a BibTeX file below and click Convert.

Paste or drop your BibTeX file here.

How to convert a BibTeX file to Chicago citations online

Follow these easy steps to convert a BibTeX file into Chicago citations with the BibTeX format converter:

  1. Click the Choose BibTeX file button above, drag and drop a file into the drop zone or copy and paste the content of your BibTeX file into the area above.
  2. Select the desired output format (Chicago).
  3. Click Convert.
  4. Download your new Chicago citations.

Frequently Asked Questions about our bibliographic format converter

How does the BibTeX to Chicago converter work?

The BibTeX to Chicago online converter uses the same technology that powers the Paperpile reference management app. Your input is parsed, matched against Paperpile's own bibliographic database, and finally converted to your format of choice. All input and output data is deleted 24h after job completion.

What is a BibTeX file?

A BibTeX file contains bibliographic data in BibTeX format and usually has the file extension *.bib. A BibTeX file can be viewed and edited using plain text editors, and many reference management programs support both the import and export of files in BibTeX format.

What is a reference list in Chicago style?

Chicago is a citation style that involves a set of rules for formatting written text ,the most recent edition is the 17th edition of the Chicago Manual of Style. Chicago styling requires double spacing, readable typefaces, 10pt or larger fonts, and 1 inch or larger margins. Chicago style also mandates in-text citations in the author-year format e.g. (Gregory, 2012). Also, references must be arranged alphabetically under the heading "Reference list" with a hanging indent for each entry.