In the field of history, Chicago is the most common style of citation used, therefore, the following guidelines and examples show how to cite primary sources using Chicago's note-bibliography system. Please be sure to check with your professor to make sure which citation method they want you to use for their class.
General guides for Chicago or MLA are provided in the boxes below. Use our Chat/Email link for help from a LSCS Librarian.
LSC-Kingwood Library guide to Chicago style citation for both author-date and notes-bibliography options and a sample paper that includes MS Word tool tips to make formatting your paper and bibliography easier.
LSC-Kingwood Library guide to MLA style citation and a sample paper that includes MS Word tool tips to make formatting your paper and works cited easier.
Note: it is important to create your page numbers first, because you will lose the text if you put your name in first.
At this point you can begin to create your citations.
Refer to the MLA citation guides for proper formatting:
Articles from Online Databases
Articles from Web Sites
Once you have your list you need to alphabetize the sources. Here's the trick: