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HIST 451.1002, Capstone Research Seminar, Global Topics (McMahon): Research advice

Help finding primary sources for world history topics

Planning and Writing a History Research Paper

Chicago Manual of Style Online

Chicago style citations have two components: the NOTES part, which appears in your footnotes or endnotes, and a BIBLIOGRAPHY that lists all sources at the end of the paper. 

NOTES citations put the author's first name first and refer to the specific page in the book or article being cited that the quotation or paraphrase refers to. It's punctuated like a single sentence with commas separating the elements. 

3. Peter LaSalle, “Conundrum: A Story about Reading,” New England Review 38, no. 1 (2017): 95, Project MUSE.

The corresponding entry in the BIBLIOGRAPHY begins with the author's last name and includes all page numbers for a journal article or book chapter. Each unit of the citation ends with a period.

LaSalle, Peter. “Conundrum: A Story about Reading.” New England Review 38, no. 1 (2017): 95–109. Project MUSE.

The name of an article or chapter is always in quotation marks; the work that it is part of (journal or book) is italicized. Journals have a volume number, which usually changes once per year; they may have an issue number ("no. 1") or a season or month (winter 2016), or both. Include the full range of page numbers. 

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