Paraphrase or summarize ideas that are not your own.
Make specific reference to the work of others.
Utilize data or statistics.
You do NOT need to cite:
Well-known and undisputed facts or common knowledge.
Your own ideas expressed elsewhere in the same paper.
Citing History papers
Your professor has stated that you may use any citation format that you prefer, so long as you remain consistent. Below are some resources for the three most common formats in the humanities and social sciences; APA, MLA, and Chicago.For Brown Library books that can be read online, use this subject heading:"Bibliographical citations."
This guide discusses some of the basics of doing college level research, including tips for evaluating sources and a glossary of terms with examples. It also offers tutorials, a library orientation, and much more.