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:
It is important to cite your sources for many reasons:
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.