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HIST 120: Course Guide: Cite Sources

This guide is intended to help students in HIST 120 find resources for their research.

How do I cite?

For instructions on how to cite your sources, check out the following guides. If you still have questions, ask a librarian! 

Citing Primary Sources: from an online collection

If you are using an online primary source from a website, follow the format below:

Author's Last Name, First Name. "Title of Primary Source Document: Subtitle." Year of creation.Title of Website, Publisher of Website, Publication Date, URL. Accessed Day Month Year.

Works Cited List Example  

Sutton, Mary Anne. "Over the Top, or, the Taking of Vimy Ridge by the Canadians." [c. 191?]. Canadiana Online, Accessed 14 Oct. 2017.

  Note: The first author's name listed is the author of the primary source document

  Note: If the Publisher information is the same as the name of the website, you do not have to repeat it.

  Note: The you only have an approximate date of creation, put it in square brackets. Example: [c. 1920]  The "c." is an abbreviation of circa. 

In-Text Citation Example  

  (Author's Last Name Page/Image Number)

  Example: (Sutton 3)