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HIST 2314: India and Mexico/American Southwest: Chicago Citation

Evaluating Bibliographic Citations

The information you need for a citation - whether it is a book, website etc.- is also the same information you need to asses a resource.

Last name, First name. Title of Book. Place of publication: Publisher, Year of publication..

(this is the format for an Chicago book citation)

  • Who is the author? What is their expertise?
  • What year was it published? Are you looking for recent scholarship or is the publication date not important for your topic?
  • Who is the publisher? What kinds of materials do they tend to publish?