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HIS244H1S Early Modern Europe, 1648–1815

Chicago Manual of Style

Historians follow the citation rules described in the Chicago Manual of Style to cite the sources they use in their publications. Always use the latest edition of the handbook, since the rules undergo revisions and thus change over time.

The Writing Lab at Purdue University has a very good general introduction to incorporating citations for different types of publications into your paper.

However, Chicago Manual of Style is more than just a mere set of citation “how-to” instructions. It is also a writing handbook that you can read to acquaint yourself with the scholarly standards of writing.

There are number of print copies available at the libraries, and you can also consult an online edition). Write down the call number (e.g. Z253 .U69 2010) and the location (e.g. Reference) to locate it in one of the libraries.