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The Origins of U.S. Global Power: Citation Guide

History 128 / American Studies 228 / Global Affairs 201


This guide provides links to the key resources for citing your papers in Professor David Engerman's course this semester.

Remember that your papers should only be citing:

  • Course readings
  • Class lectures
  • Archival documents

Documenting the sources you use is a key part of the research process. Complete and accurate citations to the sources allows your readers to verify your evidence and to explore the sources you've found if they'd like to learn more about the issues you've raised.

In the field of history, the standard citation style is the Chicago Style, and you will want to consult the Chicago Manual of Style (CMOS) to find the proper format for citing your sources.

Chicago Manual of Style: Key Links

Start with:

The Yale Library also provides access to the latest edition of the complete Chicago Manual of Style:

The following sections of the CMOS may be especially useful:

  • Ch. 14.23:  Examples of citing books and chapters within books
  • Ch. 14.230:  Examples of citing archival collections



Additional Resources