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HIST 440 The Great War and Historical Memory -- Professor Cope: Citing Sources

CMS

The Chicago Manual of Style (CMS) is often used in the social sciences and humanities.  In addition to citation styles, there is also useful information on grammar and writing style, so it can be useful to actually look at the print manual.

The Chicago Manual of Style, 16th edition
Call Number: Reserves Z253 .U69 2010 - 1 Day Reserves
Call Number:  Upper Level Ref Z253 .U69

Turabian

Turabian refers to A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and  Dissertations, by Kate Turabian. It is a simplified version of the Chicago Manual of Style and is used by researchers everywhere.

A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations : Chicago Style for Students and Researchers

Call number: Milne Reserve. LB 2369 T87 2013

Common History Paper Citations (using Turabian/Chicago style)

Chapter or other part of a book

Footnote:
     5. Andrew Wiese, “‘The House I Live In’: Race, Class, and African American Suburban Dreams in the Postwar United States,” in The New Suburban History, ed. Kevin M. Kruse and Thomas J. Sugrue (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2006), 101–2.
 
Bibliography entry:
Wiese, Andrew. “‘The House I Live In’: Race, Class, and African American Suburban Dreams in the Postwar
     United States.” In The New Suburban History, edited by Kevin M. Kruse and Thomas J. Sugrue, 99–119.
     Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2006.

Chapter of an edited volume originally published elsewhere (as in primary sources)

Footnote:
     8. Quintus Tullius Cicero. “Handbook on Canvassing for the Consulship,” in Rome: Late Republic and Principate, ed. Walter Emil Kaegi Jr. and Peter White, vol. 2 of University of Chicago Readings in Western Civilization, ed. John Boyer and Julius Kirshner (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1986), 35.
 
Bibliography entry:
Cicero, Quintus Tullius. “Handbook on Canvassing for the Consulship.” In Rome: Late Republic and Principate,
     edited by Walter Emil Kaegi Jr. and Peter White. Vol. 2 of University of Chicago Readings in Western
     Civilization,
edited by John Boyer and Julius Kirshner, 33–46. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1986.
     Originally published in Evelyn S. Shuckburgh, trans., The Letters of Cicero, vol. 1 (London: George Bell &
     Sons, 1908).

Preface, foreword, introduction, or similar part of a book

Footnote:
     17. James Rieger, introduction to Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus, by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1982), xx–xxi.
 
Bibliography entry:
Rieger, James. Introduction to Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus, by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley,
     xi–xxxvii. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1982.
 
(The examples above were borrowed from The Chicago Manual of Style Online.)