Chicago Style Resources
Excellent set of examples published online by the University of Chicago Press (straight from the horse's mouth).
Very practical and reliable guide published by renowned Purdue University's Online Writing Lab (OWL).
Sample Chicago-style paper:
Footnotes and bibliography style paper (works best with Google Docs)
U.S. History 2 (11th Grade)
UNIT: Prosperity to the Great Depression
Introduction to Research Resources
Information literacy topics:
Determining best sources
Searching strategies for information
Using technology tools
Objective: To understand the characteristics of available reliable print and online sources for research, concentrating on encyclopedic/reference works and popular, websites, and to practice searching these sources.
Objective: To learn to access appropriate online research sources, to practice effective searching strategies, and to summarize information from text.
Go to session instructions at:
Amity web page→Schools→High School→Library Information Center→
Find Online Stuff→by subject→History→Class Projects→Brechlin.
Practice: search online catalog independently (library web page→Find Physical Stuff→Library Catalog)
Fill out this Google SURVEY to describe a result that might have useful information.
Discuss features of the online research tools and allow for individual searching.
*comprehensive electronic library of historical reference materials
*mix of periodicals
*full text for more than 1,990 reference books, encyclopedias, non-fiction books, and academic journals
*online video allowing students and researchers to analyze events in America's history, and their presentation over time through different media
A number of books have been reserved on the following topics and placed on two carts.
Brechlin Lesson: 1920’s Project Directions
Citations Using EasyBib - Chicago Style
Sign up for an account in EasyBib.
Follow these instructions:
Please use the high school coupon code: "amityregionalhs1"
Practice creating citations.
Click on +New Project
Name the project, choose Chicago as your default style, click CREATE.
Go to Bibliography (where you create your reference list)
You are ready to create a citation list.
Practice COPYING a citation for a database article (ABC-Clio).
Go to this article from a database. Find the citation at the end of the article, or click on “Cite this document”. Copy the citation (use Chicago format).
(If the link doesn’t work, here is the citation below:)
"Gillette v. United States (1971)." American History, 2000. Accessed March 4, 2015. http://americanhistory.abc-clio.com.
Cut and paste this citation directly in EasyBib. Go to “All 59 Options”, then “Write/Paste Citation”.
NOTE: There is an “Export to EasyBib” option, visible when you clicked on “Cite this document”.
You can check the accuracy of your citation by looking at the Chicago guide HERE.
Practice: EXPORTING a citation for a database article in JSTOR (register here).
Register for an account in JSTOR, so you can access from home, and save your citations.
Search for the article titled: “Three Conscientious Objectors”. Open the article
Click on CITATION TOOLS. SAVE CITATION to save it to your JSTOR account (recommended, so you don’t lose the article).
Click on CITATION TOOLS/EXPORT CITATION (choose RIS file, and download it to your desktop).
Upload the citation file to EasyBib. Go to “All 59 Options”, then “Upload/Database Import¨”. Find your file, upload, and you will see it in your bibliography.
Edit and correct the citation if needed (no import is always perfect).
Practice; Creating a MANUAL citation from a book.
Go to Bibliography, go to the Book tab
Make a MANUAL citation using:
pages used - or whole book?
NOW try an automatic citation:
Search by title, authors, or ISBN (every book has a unique number on the barcode) - 0375400524.
If you find the right book (check title, author, publisher, and year), choose that book.
Now check the manual citation you wrote against the automatic citation. Are they the same?
Additional Online Resources
The Online Writing Lab at Purdue University has an entire set of online guides for writing research papers, including materials on how to cite and format documents in the major citation styles.