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HIST 528/612 Recent American History 1929-1945: Citing Sources

Citations

Many databases include links that demonstrate how to cite particular resources using the preferred style. The links are generally marked by icons at the top or right-hand side of the web pages, as in these examples from ProQuest and JSTOR:

             ProQuest cite button              JSTOR cite button

 

These database links usually capture all the details that are needed, but you should double-check the accuracy of the format by referring to a style manual (see below), UofL's Writing Center, or your professor.

Style Manuals

Citation Management Software Programs

For those citing less than 50 sources, we suggest: free web citation creation helpers such as ZoteroNoodletools Express , Easybib, or BibMe. Some library research databases provided by vendors like ProQuest, Ebsco, and CSA will also format the citations for you when you save or print them.

For more intense research, UofL has a site license to EndNote, Reference Manager, and EndNoteWeb. These are software packages that help you manage and format your citations and are most appropriate for graduate students and faculty.

In either case, ALWAYS check the citation provided by these programs against an official style manual.

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