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Citing Primary Sources in Chicago Style

Primary sources can be very difficult to cite, especially when they get reproduced online or in library databases. Here are a few resources to help you. When in doubt, email Professor Fic (cmfic@ship.edu) for guidance.

Citing Archival Sources by Purdue Universityhttp://guides.lib.purdue.edu/c.php?g=352889&p=2378064

  • This site provides a thorough description of how to cite physical materials found in Archives
  • Scroll down to the bottom to see the advice on citing an electronic primary source for items found online

Citing Library Databases in Chicago Style by Los Angeles Harbor Collegehttp://www.lahc.edu/library/chicago.pdf

  • Bottom of page 3, "Primary Source Document, EBSCOhost Databases Example 1"
  • Top of page 4, "Primary Source Document, EBSCOhost Databases Example 2"

Online Citation Tools

Online programs which allow you to electronically format your sources and create a bibliography that can be downloaded directly into your paper.