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Citing Your Sources
- For your paper, you should use the Chicago Style to cite your sources.
- Many short online guides are available to teach you how to create your list of references and how to do footnotes within your paper. They are usually enough for your needs. Here's one of the best known.
- If you want to cite a type of source that is not covered in the quick online guide, use the complete Chicago Manual of Style available to you electronically. Just click on the book on the left.
Persistent URLs for your citations
Notice that online periodicals are cited exactly as their print counterparts with the addition of a DOI or URL at the end of the citation. If you include the URL, you need to make sure that you are using a "persistent" or "permanent" URL.
If you found the article in a database, you cannot simply copy and paste the URL showing in the address box at the top of the screen. This URL is not persistent and will not work later on. If you are using one of the EBSCO databases for example, you first need to click on the Permalink icon. You will then get the correct URL you should use in your citation: