Medieval & Renaissance Studies Subject Guide

Suggested Resources

Recommended Citation Styles

Often used by students and scholars in history and other humanities. The Chicago and Turabian styles are basically the same, except that the Chicago Style sometimes prefers a more detailed approach to citing.


The Chicago Style

Chicago Manual of Style Online

Online version of the entire 16th edition of the Chicago Manual of Style.

To learn how cite electronic sources, consult chapter 14 and 15.

Chicago Manual of Style. 16th ed. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2010.

Permanent Reserve at Leyburn and Telford.
The ultimate source for Chicago style. Bibliographies are covered in great detail in Chapter 14 and 15, although other useful material is in the preceding pages. The publisher augments the contents of this guide with a questions-and-answers feature on its Web site.

Hacker, Diana. A Writer's Reference. 6th ed. Bedford/St. Martin's, 2007.

Permanent Reserve at Information Desk.
Hacker's excellent guide for student writing is recommended by W&L's Writing Program Advisory Committee. Chicago/Turabian (CMS) Style for a bibliography is summarized.


The Turabian Style

Turabian, Kate. A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and Dissertations:

Chicago Style for Students and Researchers . 7th ed. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2007.

On Permanent Reserve at Leyburn Library and Telford Library.

Student's Guide to Writing College Papers. 4th ed. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2010.