Jim Thorpe while playing for the Canton Bulldogs, 1915-1920. Public Domain.
When to Cite
You need to cite your sources whenever you:
Quote a sentence or passage.
Paraphrase or summarize ideas that are not your own.
Make specific reference to the work of others.
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Well-known and undisputed facts or common knowledge.
Your own ideas expressed elsewhere in the same paper.
Citing History papers
The format used for history papers is usually the Chicago Manual of Style. For examples and explanations, below are some useful resources.For Brown Library books that can be checked out or read online, use this subject heading:"Bibliographical citations."
"The Writing Center is a satellite office of the Dean of the College. The Center is staffed by graduate students from a variety of academic disciplines. Staff members are experienced writers and teachers who participate in ongoing training in composition and Writing Center theory and practice...Writing Center conferences generally last an hour."