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QuickGuidetoChicagoStyleHistoricalWriting

RowanUniversityWritingCenter~Fall2015

Books
Note:1.Authorfirstnamelastname,BookTitleandSubtitle(Cityofpublication:Publisher,
DateofPublication),pagenumbers.

WorksCited:
Authorlastname,authorfirstname.BookTitleandSubtitle.Cityofpublication:
Publisher,dateofpublication.

JournalArticles/ArticlesAccessedfromaDatabase
Note:1.Authorfirstnamelastname,TitleandSubtitle,TitleofJournalvolume#,issue#
(Dateofpublication),page#.

WorksCited:
Authorlastname,authorfirstname.TitleandSubtitle.TitleofJournalvolume#issue#
(DateofPublication):page#s.

PrimarySources(Quotes,Photos,Maps,etc.)ListedinaSecondaryResource
Note:1.Authorfirstnamelastname,TitleandSubtitle,TitleofPublicationFoundIn(Cityof
publication:Publisher,Dateofpublication),page#,originallypublishedinOriginalAuthor
FirstnameLastName,OriginalPublicationTitle(Cityofpublication:Dateofpublication),
page#.

WorksCited(inPrimarySourcesection):
OriginalAuthorlastname,authorfirstname.TitleandSubtitle.OriginalPublicationTitle.
Cityofpublication:Publisher,Dateofpublication.page#.AsquotedinFound
PublicationAuthorFirstnameLastName,TitleofPublicationFoundIn.Cityof
publication:Dateofpublication,page#.
.
MiscellaneousCitations
Ifyouhavealreadygiventhefullcitationofasourceandcitedthesamesource
immediatelyafter,yourrepeatedsourcefootnotecanappearassuch:
Note:Ibid.,page#.


Example:Ibid.,13.

Ifyouhavealreadygiventhefullcitationofasourceandthenmovedontoanother
citation/sourcebeforecomingbacktothefirst,yourfootnotecanappearassuch:
Note:Authorlastname,abbreviatedbooktitle,page#.

Example:Lastname,Abbreviated,52.
OtherNotes:
Inafootnote,thereisNOperioduntiltheendofthenote,andtheauthorsnameisgiven
FirstnameLast name.InaBibliographyorWorksCited,thereAREperiodsthroughout
thecitation,andtheauthorsnameisgivenLastname,Firstnamewithacomma.
Ifthestudentiscitingsomethingthatdoesntfitintooneofthesecategories,encourage
themtoexaminetheirsourceforcredibility(i.e.Doesthisbelonginacollegelevel
researchpaper,oristhisthefirsthitoffofGoogle?)
GeneralFormattingNotes:
Chicagoshouldbewrittenin12pointTimesNewRomanFont,isdoublespacedand
containsacoverpagewiththefollowinginformation:(ExamplelistedinFigure1)

ofthewaydownthepage:
BottomofPage:

TitleofPaper
Author/Students
NameClassName
TeachersName
AssignmentDue
Date

Startingonthefirstpageofwriting,theupperrighthandcornerwillcontainthe
studentslastnameandpagenumberoftheessay.(ExamplelistedinFigure2)

ThestudentshouldbeusingtheInsertFootnotebuttonsothatthefootnote
numberingwithintheessaycorrespondstothefootnotenumberingatthebottomof
eachpage.
Footnotesshouldbeindentedonthefirstlineofeachnote,in10pointfont.

Insomecases,theteachermayrequirethestudenttolisttheirsourceswithintwo
categories:SecondarySourcesandPrimarySources.Ifthisisthecase,thestudent


simplycitesthesourcesalphabeticallybylastnameunderthetypeofsource,with
headingsreadingSecondarySources:andPrimarySources:.Thesecitationsare
listedinthehangingindentformat.(ExamplelistedinFigure3)

WorksCited
PrimarySources:
LastnameAZ
Title

SecondarySources:
LastnameA
Z

FirstnameLastname
HistoricalMethodsTR2:00
Dr.HistoryTeacher
Tuesday,October20,2015

AdditionalResources:
PurdueOwl:https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/717/01/
ChicagoManualofStyleOnline:www.ChicagoManualOfStyle.org
APocketGuidetoWritingHistorybyMaryLynnRampolla