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About the Chicago Manual of Style
History professors will ask you to use the Chicago/Turabian citation style. It is very different from MLA and APA styles. Below you will find links to citation style guides to walk you though how to cite a variety or material types.
Print resources located in the Drinko Library that you can check out:
Why do we cite sources??
It is important to cite your sources for many reasons:
- To give credit to other researchers and acknowledge their ideas
- Help readers identify and locate the sources you used
- To demonstrate to the reader and your professor that you conducted research on a topic
- To avoid plagiarism!!
Links to Citation Generators
Citation generators create the citation for you.
CAUTION - generators are not magic, they require YOU to enter the title, author, publication info, etc into the form. Make sure to spell everything correctly and check the generated citation against a style guide to insure your citation is correctly formated.
Free automated citation creator and bibliography generator.
Free generator maintained by the Heckman Library at Calvin College
NCSU Citation Builder
Free citation builder from NC State University
Free - store citations and generate bibliographies
Requires monthly subscription to generate citations in Chicago style
Zotero add on for Firefox
Free - organize, cite and share your research sources