Introduction

The Citation Guide explains how to use footnotes and bibliographies to acknowledge the sources of information, ideas, and quotations used in your paper. It also provides a set of Citation Models for the most common types of sources, including books, journal articles, newspaper columns, letters, and materials accessed online. If you are unsure how to cite a source after consulting these examples, consult Kate L. Turabian’s Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations, or ask your TA for assistance.

The Style and Formatting Guide provides a summary checklist you can use to proofread an essay before submitting it. It covers the fundamentals of grammar and style as well as the fine points of formatting a college essay. For more detailed instruction on grammar and style, click on the Style and Syntax tab under the Writing Tutorials menu. You may also attend the Writing Mechanics Workshop offered every semester by the U.S. History Survey, or set an appointment with a tutor at the Writing Center.

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