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American History - Lawson (Plant City): Chicago Citation Style

Tips for students in American History with Ms. Lawson

Chicago Style Description

How to write using the Chicago Citation Style?

At the current time, instructions on how to write a research paper using the Chicago Citation Style can be found in a few reputable resources.  This page of the American History LibGuide for Ms. Lawson's class will direct you to those resources.  If you will have any questions regarding how to use Chicago Style, please do not hesitate to contact your friendly librarians at the HCC Plant City campus library.  

Karen Dufraine - Email, 813-757-2121



Purdue OWL Writing Lab

Purdue University's Writing Lab

The following link provides access to the Purdue OWL's website for Chicago Citation Style help and assistance.  If you are not familiar with the Chicago Citation Style, Purdue OWL's website provides a simpler way of understanding how to develop a research paper using this style.  Use the tab suggestions in the left column to navigate to the following page suggestions:

  • General Format
  • Books, Periodicals, Web Sources, Film and Television, Interviews, Personal Communication, Lectures and Presentations, Public and Unpublished Materials
  • CMS NB Sample Paper

Atomic Learning

Atomic Learning

Atomic Learning is a web based tool that provides online tutorials on several subjects, including how to use Chicago Citation Style.  Click on the link below to access.  You will be prompted to sign in - your username is your HCC NetID and your password is your NetID password - use the same credentials you use to sign into MyHCC/Canvas.  

There are several video tutorials at this site.  You can access all of them or just view the ones listed below for assistance:

  • Formatting your paper 
  • Incorporating quotes
  • Paraphrasing
  • Formatting footnotes and endnotes
  • Citation


The Chicago Manual of Style

The Chicago Manual of Style

This website provides information on how to cite your resources in the Chicago style.  For Ms. Lawson's history classes, use the Notes & Bibliography style of Chicago.  

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Plant City, FL