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Citing Your Sources: Style Guides: Chicago & Turabian



RefWorks: How Can It Help You?

RefWorks is a web-based citation management system. The system can:

  • export references from databases
  • organize references
  • store articles
  • supply space and tools to add notes about the references and articles
  • share folders
  • format citations and references lists in hundreds of citation styles
  • insert properly formatted in-text citations (or footnotes) and references lists (or bibliographies or works cited lists) when using Microsoft Word or Google Docs

RefWorks and Write-N-Cite Guides From RefWorks

The Write-N-Cite tool needs to be downloaded; unlike RefWorks which is web-based, WNC is located on your computer

Chicago & Turabian (University of Chicago Press)

The Chicago Manual of Style and the companion guide Kate L. Turabian's Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations are widely used in history, humanities, many social sciences, and several sciences. These manuals offer two different systems of documentation:

  • Notes and bibliography style -- commonly used in humanities
  • Author-date (in-text parenthetical) style -- commonly used in social sciences and sciences

The Chicago Manual of Style. 16th ed., 2010.

Main stacks and Reference desk Z253 .C57 16th and online UD only (see databases list)


UD only

A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations: Chicago Style for Students and Researchers. 7th ed., 2007.

Reference desk LB2369 .T8 2007


The Turabian manual is a simplified, more user friendly version of the Chicago Manual of Style, written for undergraduate students. There are very few differences between the two for documentation.

Subject Guide

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Rebecca Knight
Associate librarian
Reference and Instructional Services Department
Morris Library, Room 117H

Subjects: U.S. Government Information,
Delaware, census, family studies, RefWorks, APA style, and genealogy.

B.A., History. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. 1973.
M.S., Library Science. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. 1981.

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