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A Modern History of Japan: from Tokugawa Times to the Present  by Anderew Gordon

Call Number: 952.025 G673 2014

The Problem of Slavery in the Age of Emancipation by David Brion Davis

Call Number:  326 D291pr 2014


    Citing Your Work

    A citation or bibliographic citation provides a reference to a published or unpublished work so that the information can be found again.  It is important that the information includes:

    Books:  author, title, publisher, and date.

    Articles:  author, title of the article, name of the periodical, volume, pages, date, and database information.

    Your professor will instruct you on which style format to use for citing your sources.

    See the Recommended Style Guides box for further information.



    Welcome to the Wright Library guide for History.  This guide is designed to help you find books, articles, primary sources, and electronic resources to research and write your history papers. In addition, this guide gives you a basic understanding of primary sources and historiography.  Please feel free to contact the library if you have any questions.


            Jacques-Louis David, Napoleon Crossing the Alps or Bonaparte at the St Bernard Pass, 1800-1, oil on canvas, 261 x 221 cm (Chateau de Malmaison, Rueil-Malmaison)


    Recommended Style Guides

    The following resources will help you with your citations:

    Turabian Citation Guide

    Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue University


         CrossRef is a free DOI look-up service that can search for articles by author, title, and URL.

    Printed guides are available in the Reference area of the Library. The following manuals are on reserve and available at the Circulation Desk:

    The Publication Manual of the APA (6th)

    MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers (7th)

    Chicago Manual of Style

    Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and Dissertations by Kate L. Turabian

    For further information and a print out on style guides and citation click here.

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