Generally speaking the History Department at Hiram College, as well as historians in general, use the Chicago Manual of style (CMOS or CMS, for short) for footnotes and bibliographies. Other style manuals may be acceptable, so be sure to check with your professor. More about CMOS is below. To see other styles please check out the How Do I Cite My Research page.
Resources for CMS (The Chicago Manual of Style) Citation:
- Online – Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL)
- Online – Elsewhere
- At the Hiram College Library
Chicago Manual of Style Online. The Chicago Manual of Style (abbreviated in writing as CMS or CMOS, or verbally as Chicago) is a style guide for American English published since 1906 by the University of Chicago Press. Its sixteen editions have prescribed writing and citation styles widely used in publishing. The CMS deals with aspects of editorial practice, from American English grammar and usage to document preparation.
General Citation Resources & Citation Management Systems: