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HIST 1200/01 1492: Conquest and Encounter in the New World

Citing Sources

Chicago Manual of Style

Chicago Manual of Style: The Notes and Bibliography System

Examples: books and journal articles, websites

Special cases:

One source quoted by another source (i.e. a letter or other primary source quoted in a book or article:: http://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org.ezproxy.neu.edu/16/ch14/ch14_sec273.html

Websites of primary sources like letters and photographs
http://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org.ezproxy.neu.edu/16/ch14/ch14_sec245.html

Including the URL or DOI for electronic journal articles (can be helpful to readers) http://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org.ezproxy.neu.edu/16/ch14/ch14_sec184.html

ALWAYS proofread your citations!  Suggested citations and automatic formatting are imperfect.

  • JSTOR does not always provide "Place of publication" information for books.  You must google that and add it manually.
  • JSTOR treats individual book chapters as if they were independent, instead of citing them as a book with a single author. Click on the book title and then "cite this" in order to get a more correct citation format.
  • Check font case: The first word in a title is capitalized, subsequent words are also capitalized unless they are prepositions or conjunctions.  

Citation software help: Snell Library supports Endnote, Mendelay, Refworks, Zotero