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History Resources: Chicago Manual of Style

A guide to resources for research and study of history.

About Citation Styles

Style manuals and guides provide information on standard practices for manuscript preparation, source citation and bibliography preparation. Many academic disciplines use MLA as a standard style, but be aware that some courses might require a different style, such as APA, Chicago or Turabian.  Chicago Style is used is literature, history, social sciences,and the arts.

In most cases, your professor will indicate which style to use for class assignments.  If you have specific questions about formatting or writing style, stop by the Writing Center, located in Clare Hall.

Style Guides

Chicago Guide to Writers of Research Papers

 

Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition) - PN203 .G55 2010

One copy is available in reference and another is available for check out.

Chicago-Style Quick Citation Guide

Helpful tips on using MLA style, from the Modern Language Association.

OWL - The Online Writing Lab at Purdue University

An extensive online writing lab, produced and maintained by Purdue University.  This resource supports all phases of the writing process, from development of a concept through preparation for publication.

Research and Documentation Online

Electronic version of the print book, Research and Documentation in the Electronic Age, Fifth Edition, by Diana Hacker and Barbara Fister.

 

Sample Chicago Citations for a Works Cited Page

Book

Schlosser, Eric. Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2001.


Article

Frumkin, Howard. "Climate Change: The Public Health Response." American Journal of Public Health 98, no. 3 (March 2008): 435-45.


Web site

OWL. Accessed March 3, 2014. https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/551/1/.

Create Citations Using Word 2010

 Did you know that you can create bibliographic citations using Microsoft Word?

Microsoft Word 2010 offers a bibliography tool built in! Go to the References tab at the top of your screen to enter your citations in a variety of formats, including Chicago, APA, and MLA.

More information and instructions from Microsoft

 

Online Citation Tools

Online tools that will help you generate citations and entries for your bibliography in the appropriate style. 

Please note: often there are subtle differences in standard bibliographical entries - always refer to the published style manual if you are uncertain or don't find the appropriate entry online.