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Historians generally prefer the Chicago Manual style of citation. 

Here you will find citations to the complete Chicago Manual of Style, and the Turabian handbook, which uses the Chicago system. 

Documenting your research completely, accurately, and in a correct format is essential.  Information on avoiding plagiarism, and a link to RefWorks, a program that allows you to create a personalized bibliographic database also appear on this page.

Plagiarism FAQs

Avoiding Plagiarism - OWL Guide from Purdue - This emphasizes when to give credit to sources and offers safe practices to follow.

Using the Chicago Manual

Historians generally prefer the Chicago Manual style of citation, which is published in the Chicago Manual of Style. 15th ed. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2003. REF Z253 U69 2003.  There is an EXTENSIVE INDEX that will lead you to the correct way to cite anything.

Kate Turabian's A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations: Chicago Style for Students and Researchers. 7th ed. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2007 may be more familiar to you. REF LB2369 T8 2007

The library web site has a brief basic guide to using Chicago Manual style.

RefWorks

RefWorks is a Web-based bibliography and database manager that allows you to create your own personal database by importing references from text files or online databases. You can use these references in writing your papers and automatically format the paper and the bibliography when you are ready.

You must create a personal account from a computer on the UMass Dartmouth campus network or login via the Library's proxy server if you are off-campus, but after that, the program can be used from any Internet connected computer.

RefWorks calls the Chicago Manual system used by historians and other scholars and students in the humanities "CHICAGO  NOTES."

 

 

 

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