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Silk Road / History of the West & the World to 1500 C.E. (HIST151)
HIST 151 is a survey of early world history, from the late Paleolithic era down to the beginnings of European overseas expansion, about 1500 CE. The course highlights the development of agrarian societies, the evolution of the world’s major religious and
These guides are intended as quick references to writing papers according to the Chicago Manual of Style, the authority for academic citation that is most often used in history writing.
Videos for Citation How-Tos
The History Department uses Notes and Bibliography, so focus on 2:30-4;06 for this video.
Links for Citation How-Tos
Click the images above to view videos by Laurier Library on how to cite in these most common citation styles, and explore the links below for sample papers from Purdue Owl's site. For full explanations and examples on even more styles, look for their citation style guides in the library's collection, online or in print.
Sample paper using Author-Date Chicago citation (parentheses)
What's a Bibliography?
There's another part to citing your sources that comes at the end of your paper - the Bibliography, also called the Works Cited or the References. This is your master list of every source you have referred to in your paper, with every item listed and formatted according to whatever citation style you are using. A bibliography is required for proper citation, in addition to all the in-text parentheses or footnotes, so don't forget! You may also sometimes be assigned to write an Annotated Bibliography - for this, you'll take your list of citations and write some description and analysis for each source. For any case, if you have any questions about formatting, remember that you can consult the appropriate citation style manual for examples and detailed instructions on how to create your bibliography. Also, if you are using Zotero, you can look for the plugin button in Word or Google Docs to "Add/Edit Bibliography" to import citations directly from your Zotero library (see the How Do I Manage My Sources? page for more on Zotero).