Here is a small selection of the Library writing and style guides. The Chicago Manual of Style, now in its 17th edition is the preferred style used by historians.

Chicago Manual of Style Online
The 17th edition of the Manual is the most current. The online version includes a Citation Quick Guide. Access to the 16th edition is also available.


Brundage, Anthony. Going to the Sources: A Guide to Historical Research and Writing. Fifth edition. Chichester, West Sussex, UK: Wiley Blackwell, 2013.


Mabbett, Ian W. Writing History Essays. 2nd edition. London: Macmillan Education/Palgrave, 2016.


Storey, William Kelleher. Writing History: A Guide for Students. 4th ed. New York: Oxford University Press, 2013.


Cullen, Jim. Essaying the Past: How to Read, Write, and Think About History. 2nd ed. Chichester, West Sussex ; Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell, 2013.

Citation Management Software

Free Citation management tool supported by the Library

RefWorks (ProQuest)
Offers an online system allowing users to gather, manage, and store bibliographic citations and references. Also allows user to generate footnotes and bibliographies in a variety of scholarly formats.
This Falvey guide to RefWorks provides information on using the resource.