College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Style and Citation
In order to present your ideas effectively in a history paper, you need to be able to cite primary and secondary sources correctly. The most common style-books for historical writing are the Chicago Manual of Style and the Modern Language Association's guide. Our guide to footnoting and bibliographic citation styles is derived from the Chicago Manual of Style. For a brief overview of commonly used citation forms for history papers, see
Writing Center Guide to Bibliographic Forms
For additional help see also our:
The links below will take you to others pages with online guides to style and citation:
H-Net's Internet Citation Guide
If you need help learning what plagiarism is, or how to avoid it, visit our page on plagiarism. It includes the university's policy on plagiarism"