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HIST 4398- 001 Senior Seminar in History: Welcome

Dictatorship, Dirty Wars, and Democracy in America Zachary Brittsan 11-12 MWF

Course Materials

Which Style Manual Should I Choose?

When you create citations in a bibliography, footnotes, or endnotes, you should use a citation manual. There are several types of citation styles:
  • MLA (Modern Language Association)
  • APA (American Psychological Association)
  • Chicago
  • Turabian
  • CSE (Council of Science Editors)

Most academic disciplines have a standard style manual that is used by the discipline’s practitioners.

  • Psychology and many of the other Social Sciences use APA
  • English and some other Humanities use MLA
  • Historians use Chicago or Turabian
  • Sciences use CSE

Suggested Guides

Historical research is often multi-disciplinarycovering the arts, geography, literature, military science, and other social sciences. For additional resources related to a specific discipline, please view the following guides:

Research Assistance

Use the tabs along the top of this guide to explore different resources, such as recommended journals and databases, books, primary source collections, or websites.

Need more help? Contact me to make an appointment for a research consultation.

Students, staff, or faculty are welcome to visit my office at any time. No appointment is required, but for meetings which may require exploring Library resources, a scheduled appointment will ensure that we have sufficient time to cover any questions. Please also feel free to call or e-mail me whenever you need assistance.

Independence Hall George Washington Statue. Philadelphia, PA. Photo by Kimberly Vardeman.
  Joseph A. Bailly, George Washington. Philadelphia, PA. Photo by Kimberly Vardeman.

If I am unavailable, the following resources may assist you.

Required reading List

1) Stephen Schlesinger and Stephen Kinzer, Bitter Fruit (2005)

2) Rigoberta Menchú and Elisabeth Burgos-Debray, I, Rigoberta Menchú (2010)

3) Greg Grandin, Empire’s Workshop (2006)

4) Ernesto Che Guevara, The Motorcycle Diaries (2003)

*Mary Lynn Rampolla’s A Pocket Guide to Writing in History is highly recommended and widely available as a how-to guide for your research paper.