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HIST 453: China and the World

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Citing Your Sources

PRINT MANUAL (essential for historical researchers):

Turabian, Kate L. A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses and Dissertations, 9th ed.
CALL NUMBER:  LB2369. T8 2018
LOCATION: Counter-height shelves next to Woodruff Main Reference Desk


Turabian Quick Guide (U of Chicago Press)
Chicago/Turabian Documentation (University of Wisconsin-Madison Writing Center)

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Useful Abbreviations

When creating and following citations, it's useful to know a few standard abbreviations. A list of acceptable, commonly used abbreviations can be found in the Chicago Manual of Style, 16th ed., sec. 10.43, pp. 504-510.

Some of the more often used examples are listed here:

  • app. appendix
  • art. article
  • chap. chapter
  • div. division
  • ed. editor, edited by, edition
  • eds. editors
  • et al. and others (Latin et al)
  • n.d. no date of publication
  • no. nos. number(s)
  • n.p. no place
  • p. pp. page(s)
  • par. paragraph
  • pt. part
  • rev. revised
  • sec. section
  • ser. series
  • suppl. supplements.
  • v. under the word (Latin sub verso)
  • trans. translator(s)vol. volume