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History: A Guide to Library Research: Cite Sources

A guide to library research

Annotated Bibliography

Cite your sources

The Chicago Manual of Style (online). 16th ed. Chicago: U of Chicago, 1993. (Olin Reference Desk Z 253 U69x 2003; also Uris) "A standard work, thoroughly revised and updated, which serves as a how-to book for authors and editors. The basics online: Chicago Manual of Style.

Turabian, Kate L. A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and Dissertations. 8th ed. Chicago: U Chicago P, 2013. (Olin Reference PE 1478 T92 2013)A newly revised and expanded version by B. Honigsblum, of Kate Turabian's standard guide for student writers.

MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers (6th ed.)
Olin and Uris Libraries Z253 .M68 2003 (located at the Reference Desks) APA Citation Style

Manage Information using Citation Software/PDF organizers such as Zotero (recommended for historians)

Once research involves lots of sources and lots of pdfs, most people find using citation management/pdf organizing software saves time and energy.

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.



Zotero is a free, open source, web-based tool for managing citations, organizing pdfs,  and    creating bibliographies.


For advice choosing a citation manager or managing information, contact us for a consultation!


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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