History of Science: Citing Sources

Chicago Style

Chicago Manual of Style Reference

Pro Tips

  • Some primary sources do not have titles at all. In that case, you can make one up! Try to be as descriptive as possible while still being concise. For example, if you want to cite an artifact replica, your "title" could be: 15th century astrolabe model
  • You may not be able to locate a creator for a primary source. In some instances, that information simply hasn't been recorded. It's ok to skip a field in the citation if you cannot find the necessary information with the source.
  • If you aren't sure about your citations, try visiting the Writing Center to have them checked over before you submit.
Subjects: History
  • Last Updated: Oct 25, 2021 12:24 PM
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