Chicago Style, using both notes (foot or end) and bibliographies, is the most common citation style used by historians. For most students the shorter Manual for Writers (aka Turabian) provides a more accessible introduction to Chicago style).
Newly updated 17th edition of the Chicago Manual of Style. This is the definitive guide to using Chicago Style.
Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations (8th edition)
Call Number: LB 2369 .T8 2013 (REF DESK)
Often referred to as Turabian, this book is the best guide for students in the use of Chicago Style. See chapter 17 for a detailed explanation of the Note-Bibliography style complete with numerous examples. The work also includes helpful information on everything from taking notes to working with sources, and basic grammar and usage issues.
Guides to Writing for History Students
Call Number: D 16 .S864 2009 (2nd floor)
Bringing together practical methods from both history and composition, Writing History provides a wealth of tips and advice to help students research and write essays for history classes. The book covers all aspects of writing about history, including finding topics and researching them,interpreting source materials, drawing inferences from sources, and constructing arguments. It concludes with three chapters that discuss writing effective sentences, using precise wording, and revising. Using numerous examples from the works of cultural, political, and social historians,