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Citing Civil War Sources

Contents

Basic Information Must Have

Web Sites

Title of the web site with a link to the web site
Date accessed the web site
Description of what the web site has


Books, Films, Fiche

Author
Title
Date of original publication if applicable and if found.
Description of what the source has


General Principles for Citing Sources, Including Books, Web Sites, Films, etc.

When citing a sourse the following information is needed, if found:

1. Author
2. Title - in italics
3. For sites that charge a fee, put ($)
4. Type of item, such as 2nd edition
5. Publication data - in parentheses, see below
6. Citation detail (page, section, etc.), such as pg. 34
7. Description of what is in the source that would help people understand if the book, site, etc. would help them.

Punctuation for Other Sources or a Bibliography

Surname (comma) First name(s) (period) Title of book or web site (period space parentheses) Publication data (parentheses period)

- Publication data for a book

(parentheses) Place of publication (colon) Publisher (comma) publication or copyright year (parentheses) (period or comma)

Note:  For a copyright year, put a c in front of the year, for example, c1980

- Publication data for a web site

Make a link on the title of the web site to the site (space colon space parentheses) accessed  day month year (parentheses period or comma)

Punctuation for References or Footnotes 

First name(s) Surname (comma) Title of book or web site (comma parentheses) Publication data (parentheses period or comma)

- Publication data for a book

(parentheses) Place of publication (colon) Publisher (comma) year (parentheses) (period or comma)

- Publication data for a web site

Make a link on the title of the web site to the site (space colon space parentheses) accessed day month year (parentheses percomma)

Good Web Sites Cited Correctly

- Historical Data Systems, Inc. American Civil War Research Database Bibliography: (accessed 7 December 2010).

- Historical Data Systems, Inc. American Civil War Research Database($), (accessed 7 December 2010), has a database of Civil War soldiers and events.

- National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System (accessed 4 January 2011).

- U.S. National Homes for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, 1866-1938, (database on-line), Ancestry.com($):(accessed 6 December 2010).

- U.S. Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles, (database on-line), Ancestry.com($), (accessed 6 December 2010) from rosters, service records, and rolls of honor.

-The Civil War Archive, information is from A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion, by Frederick H. Dyer, histories, diaries, etc., (accessed 6 December 2010).

-MilitaryHistoryOnline.com (accessed 6 December 2010) has submissions by people about their ancestors who served in the Civil War.

- A Civil War Blog (The Order of Civil War Obsessively Compulsed - Informed amateurs Blog the American Civil War) (accessed 6 December 2010) outlines the order of Union Troops in the Department of the Ohio in October 1862.

- Civil War Index (accessed 6 December 2010) the Union Army and the Confederate Army. Under each army is a list of states. For each state is a list of the regiments and shows the length of service for many of the regiments.

- National Park Service, National Register of Historic Places, is "the official list of the Nation's historic places worthy of preservation". It has many photos, (accessed 22 February 2011).


CITATION GUIDE
Chicago-Style Citation Quick Guide

http://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/tools_citationguide.html gives the following:


Books

One author

Footnote:

Michael Pollan, The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals (New York: Penguin, 2006), pages 99–100.

2nd footnote for same source:

Pollan, Omnivore’s Dilemma, 3.

Bibliography:

Pollan, Michael. The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals. New York: Penguin, 2006.


Two or more authors

Footnote:

Geoffrey C. Ward and Ken Burns, The War: An Intimate History, 1941–1945 (New York: Knopf, 2007), page 52.

2nd footnote for same source: 

Ward and Burns, War, page 59–61.

Bibliography (Other Sources):

Ward, Geoffrey C., and Ken Burns. The War: An Intimate History, 1941–1945. New York: Knopf, 2007.


Four or more authors

- in the bibliography, list all of the authors ;

- in the footnote, list only the first author, followed by et al. (“and others”)

Bibliography:

Barnes,

Footnote:

Dana Barnes et al., Plastics: Essays on American Corporate Ascendance in the 1960s . . .

2nd Footnote:

Barnes et al., Plastics . . .


Editor, translator, or compiler instead of author

Footnote:

Richmond Lattimore, trans., The Iliad of Homer (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1951), pages 91–92.

2nd Footnote:

Lattimore, Iliad, 24.

Bibliography:

Lattimore, Richmond, trans. The Iliad of Homer. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1951.


Editor, translator, or compiler in addition to author

Footnote:

Gabriel García Márquez, Love in the Time of Cholera, trans. Edith Grossman (London: Cape, 1988), pages 242–55.

2nd Footnote:

García Márquez, Cholera, page 33.

Bibliography:

García Márquez, Gabriel.Love in the Time of Cholera. Translated by Edith Grossman. London: Cape, 1988.


Chapter or other part of a book

Footnote:


John D. Kelly, “Seeing Red: Mao Fetishism, Pax Americana, and the Moral Economy of War,” in Anthropology and Global Counterinsurgency, ed. John D. Kelly et al. (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2010), page 77.

2nd Footnote:


Kelly, “Seeing Red,” 81–82.

Bibliography:


Kelly, John D. “Seeing Red: Mao Fetishism, Pax Americana, and the Moral Economy of War.” In Anthropology and Global Counterinsurgency, edited by John D. Kelly, Beatrice Jauregui, Sean T. Mitchell, and Jeremy Walton, pages 67–83. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2010.

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Pro-genealogists:
For Samples of Internet Citations, cut and paste style:
http://www.progenealogists.com/citationguide.htm
such as:

Books Reprinted or Republished online:


There are many books reprinted online for genealogy purposes. They are primarily in large database sites, but you'll find some on free home pages. It is important to note the original publisher as well as the usual book citation material so that if there is any concern about the veracity of the online edition, the original can be tracked down and inspected.


General Format: Book author, book title, page number cited (Online: Online publisher, online published date) [Original published original publisher name, original publish date], <URL of page>, web page access date.


Cut and Paste Stylesheet:
Book author, "book database or page title," _name of website in italics_ (Online: Online publisher, online published date) [Original published original publisher name, original publish date], page number cited, <URL of page>, web page access date.

For Common Internet and Electronic Citations, cut and paste style:
http://www.progenealogists.com/commoncitations.htm -
such as:
Ancestry’s.com’s 1880-1930 Census Images online, Population Schedules.
ProQuest Company's 1880-1930 Census Images online, Population Schedules.

Good Books Cited Correctly

Search the FHLC and copy and paste from what is there.

For Other Sources:

- Dyer, Frederick H. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion [Alabama]: Compiled and Arranged from Official Records of the Federal and Confederate Armies, Reports of the Adjutant Generals of the Several States, the Army Registers and Other Reliable Documents and Sources. (Bethesda, Maryland: University Publications of America, c1990).

For Footnotes:

- Frederick H.,Dyer, A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion [Alabama]: Compiled and Arranged from Official Records of the Federal and Confederate Armies, Reports of the Adjutant Generals of the Several States, the Army Registers and Other Reliable Documents and Sources, (Bethesda, Maryland: University Publications of America, c1990), page  34.


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