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Citing and Writing for History

CiteSource offers guidelines and templates for citing your research in a variety of citation styles, including MLA, APA, and Chicago Manual of Style. The site also offers resources on copyright, intellectual property, and how the Web shapes information use. A publication of the Trinity College Library.
OWL: Purdue University Online Writing Lab provides general and subject specific writing tips and techniques, along with research advice and detailed citation and formatting standards for the APA, MLA, and Chicago styles.
Zotero is a free, open source program that allows you to quickly save, organize, format, and share your bibliographic citations.

The Chicago Manual of Style Online will help you format your citations in the Chicago Style, the citation style most typically used in History writing.

Citation Management Overview

Writing academic papers often means that you will cite a lot of sources. Citation management tools can assist with tracking and organizing your sources. They can also output your bibliography! To help you get started using citation management software, take a look at the comprehensive guide to Citation Management created by Performing Arts Librarian, Charlotte Price!