How to cite sources in essays-HIST174

How to cite sources in essays-HIST174 - Fred Katz February...

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Fred Katz HIST-174 Spring 2009 February 13, 2009 Introduction to the History of Science Source Citations in Your Assignments For all your writing assignments, you should include source citations for any ideas that you use that you did not think of yourself. This applies to any piece of information that you refer to, either in quotes or in paraphrase, from any source, including, but not limited to, primary sources, secondary sources, class lectures, or the textbook. The result is that anything not cited I will correctly assume that you thought up, which will only redound to your credit. In terms of formats, you are required to use Turabian footnote style. This format is fully specified in a book called A Manual for Writers , by Kate L. Turabian. 1 (The footnote at the bottom of this page, as well as all the footnotes in this document, follow this format). You don’t have to get the book, though, because I will give you a few basic rules to use in this document that should cover most of the cases that you will need, and we can take up any other cases in the Discussion Board. Here’s how it works. At the end of every sentence in which you use a source, you will place a superscripted footnote number, and then fully specify the original source at the bottom of the page in the Turabian format. In practice, any word processor will correctly format both the superscripted number and the footnoted number, and you should let the program handle that task for you. For instance, to insert a footnote in Microsoft Word, 1 Kate L. Turabian, A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations, 7 th ed. (Chicago, The University of Chicago Press, 2007).
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Katz HIST-175 Source Citations Page 2 just type Apple-Option-F (Mac) or Control-Alt-F (PC). The cursor will then jump to the bottom of the page, ready for you to put your citation. The actual format of the citation will vary according to the type of source it is. Here’s some common formats you will need to know. Books
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