Citations are key to participating in the scholarly community. They are a way to converse with other scholars, but they also:
The Chicago Manual of Style and Turabian Style of citation use essentially the same format and documentation system, but the Turabian style differs somewhat in order to be more suitable for student work. Copies of the most recent editions of both guides are available at Collins Library.
You should always should check with your professor to make sure which citation style to use. See the Collins Library quick Chicago citation guide (Notes & Bibliography System) for commonly used types of sources, or consult the full book.
Citing a primary source document from an archive varies depending on which citation style you are using. You'll want to include the same basic information that you usually would for the type of source you are citing (e.g. a newspaper, a letter, etc.), in addition to as many details as possible about its location in the archive to help fellow researchers locate that document.
Basic elements to include in your citations are:
The last 3 elements in the list above refer to the document's physical location in a specific archive. In SSI2-117, we are using a digital archive to locate primary sources, so you'll also want to include Archives of Sexuality & Gender and a link to the source at the end of your citation.
Here is an example:
"The Lavender Menace Strikes." Come Out 1, no. 4 (June-July 1970): 14. Lavender Menace, May 2, 1970-June 27, 1974 and undated, MS Folder No.: 07510, Lesbian Herstory Archives: Subject Files: Part 4: International Women's Day-Peace Camps. Lesbian Herstory Archives. New York, NY. Archives of Sexuality and Gender. Accessed February 27, 2021. https://link.gale.com/apps/doc/EGRVPL885359011/AHSI?u=taco25438&sid=AHSI&xid=3fcc71da&pg=3
Sound Writing is the official writing handbook on campus, written by student writing advisors and specifically tailored to the needs of Puget Sound students and their faculty.
In addition to supporting the development of successful academic writing skills, Sound Writing also includes sections on research methods, writing in the disciplines, and more.
Sound Writing provides help with three citation styles: MLA, APA, and Chicago (notes & bibliography).
Current Edition: 2020
The Center for Writing & Learning (CWL), located in Howarth 109, offers students opportunities to get help on all aspects of the writing process. Services include:
There are several additional reliable and thorough guides to citation styles available online: