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History: Citation Help

Citing your Sources

In your courses and throughout your academic career you will need to cite your sources. Citing sources shows where you found your research, gives you credibility, and gives credit to the scholars that did the research you are using.

In History, you will primarily use Chicago style.

Why Do We Cite Sources?

How to Cite Sources

Each citation style has specific requirements for citing sources. Always ask your instructor or check your syllabus to find out what citation style you will use for a course. You can find this information and incorporate it yourself or you can schedule a meeting with the AU Writing Lab for assistance! For more on general citations, view the video below.

  • Purdue OWL: The Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL) is the premier free online writing guide. They have created a step by step guide for formatting different papers and citations.
  • Alfred University Writing Lab: You can schedule an appointment with our very own writing professionals. They are prepared to help you understand how to best craft your citations.