Theories of Culture

Course #: AN200

What is Citing, and why should I do it?

What is Chicago?

The Chicago Manual of Style (CMS, CMOS, Chicago) is a style guide published by the University of Chicago Press describes aspects of editorial practice used for document preparation, including how to cite other sources. Turabian is a style that is based on Chicago, but is aimed specifically at the academic community.

Where are the details?

The Laurier Library has information on how to cite using a variety of citation styles. Many of the library's online resources (including Primo, our research databases, and even Google Scholar) have the ability to generate a citations.

Chicago Manual

The Laurier Library subscribes to the entire manual online. Use it (Part 3: Documentation) to determine the rules and examples of citing.

Where can I get citations?

Many online databases now offer the ability to generate citations from the record. NOTE that these are automatically generated, and will generate mistakes if mistakes exist in the record -- and the often do. In the end, you are responsible for your bibliography.

Should I use Citation Management software?

It depends on how much time you want to invest in learning the software. Check out the details.