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HIST 301: The Historian’s Craft: Reading, Research and Writing History

This is a course guide for students enrolled in History 301 at California State University Northridge.

How To Cite Your Sources

A Video from OWL Purdue on Citing Using the Chicago Manual of Style

Visit the following URL for a wonderful YouTube Video on how to format your paper using Chicago Style Formatting.

Using Chicago or Turabian

At CSUN, your work in History courses will typically require citations and formatting according to The Chicago Manual of Style. Chicago has strict guidelines for margins, font, spacing, pagination, etc. 

While it is always a good idea to follow these guidelines, your instructor may not require the fullstrict specifications of Chicago formatting. Check with your professor, and remember to consult the Library's copies of The Chicago Manual of Style and online guide versions.

You may also choose to consult the following:

Citing Archival Materials Guide

Make certain to consult the following informative guide when you need to cite archival sources.

http://libguides.csun.edu/citing-archives/index

 

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