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.
Comprehensivepresentation 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
- Research and Documentation Online (online guide from Bedford/St. Martin's Press)
- A Brief Citation Guide for Internet Sources in History and the Humanities (from H-Net)
- Online! from Bedford's/St. Martin's Press (for electronic sources only)
- Citing Electronic Sources (from the Library of Congress)
- Sources and Citations at Dartmouth (a general guide to
citationfrom Dartmouth College).
- The Chicago Manual of Style, 15th ed.
- Reading, Writing, and Researching for History: A Guide for College Students. Prof. Patrick Rael's online writing guides.
- The American Historical Association's guide to understanding and avoiding plagiarism. Includes useful exercises.