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HIST0556 Sports in American History

When to Cite

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  • 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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  • 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."

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