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HIST 4000 - HIST 4001 History Honors (Fall 2018): Cite Sources

A guide to library research for history honors thesis research

Annotated Bibliography

Cite your sources

The Chicago Manual of Style (online). 16th ed. The Quick Guide is highly recommended.

Turabian, Kate L. A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and Dissertations. 5th ed. Chicago: U Chicago P, 1987. (Located at the Olin Library Reference desk) A newly revised and expanded version by B. Honigsblum, of Kate Turabian's standard guide for student writers. online version

MLA Style (MLA's web site) Provides some FAQ's; however, this site does not provide the full style manual online. MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, 6th ed. ( (located at the Olin Library Reference Desk)


Research materials







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Add sources using the ZoteroBib search box. Then, copy and paste the complete bibliography (or footnotes or in-text citations) into your paper in the citation style of your choice.


Zotero & Tropy

Manage Information using Citation Software/PDF organizers/Image managers

Use citation management/pdf organizing software to save time and energy organizing and citing research materials.  Zotero was designed for humanities and social sciences research. Developed at The Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media at George Mason University, it is particularly suited for historical sources.



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Tropy is a new beta tool developed to work with images, particularly archival research photographs. Like Zotero, it's free and was developed at The Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media at George Mason University. Tropy allows you to spend more time working with your research photos, and less time searching for them.


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