The following guides are often used in the field of History. The Chicago Manual of Style is the complete style guide while Turabian is the
The citation style you use depends on a variety of factors. Many disciplines tend to use one particular style over another (Chicago for art, for example). Your instructors may require you use a certain style, so ask about which manual to use before you start your research. If you are publishing one of your works, your editor may require that you use of a certain style.
If you aren't required to use a certain style, use one that you are comfortable with and that best fits your needs. Just follow the guidelines and be consistent.
To cite books, check the front pages of the book or the record in the library catalog to find the publication information you need to format the citation. Sample Chicago style format for the first footnote or endnote for a print book:
1. Author's Name, Title of Book (Place of Publication: Publisher, Publication Date), Page Numbers.
To cite articles found in our library databases, check the article citation or article information page to find publication information. Sample Chicago style format for the first footnote or endnote for an article from one of our library databases:
1. Author's Name, "Title of Article,"Title of Journal Volume Number, Issue Number (Date of Publication), Page Numbers,
Library databases may allow you export a citation or to save a citation in a particular format. You can then copy and paste the citation text into your footnote or endnote. Check the formatting and make any necessary corrections.For example: