Research Resources

Some helpful materials to assist students studying or conducting research for history classes.

Department-Approved Style Manuals

  • Mary Lynn Rampolla, A Pocket Guide to Writing in History, 3rd ed. (Boston: Bedford Books/St. Martin's Press, 2001). Contains much concise, useful advice, including a guide to Chicago-style citations.
  • Kate Turabian, A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and Dissertations, 6th ed. (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1996). The standard source for college history writers. Comprehensive presentation of Chicago-style citation formats (as well as other styles).
  • Diana Hacker, Rules for Writers, 3rd ed. (Boston: Bedford Books of St. Martin's Press, 1996). A standard reference, useful for identifying and correcting writing mistakes.
  • The Chicago Manual of Style, 15th ed. (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2003). The authoritative guide to style in the history profession.

Online Guides for Citing Sources

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