The Chicago citation style is used for history research papers. The resource for this style of documentation of sources, which uses footnotes or endnotes plus bibliography, is the Chicago Manual of Style, available in print and online.
This handout explains the difference between primary, secondary and tertiary sources of information, as well as scholarly vs. popular literature. It helps critically evaluate the information you are reading.
Reference (or citation) management software allows you to import references/citations from online databases, organize them into folders, insert them into the body of your research paper in a variety of citation style formats (e.g. APA and MLA), and generate formatted reference lists.
The research paper planner will provide you with resources and helpful tips to guide you through the steps of the research and writing process. To start, simply enter the dates that you plan to work on your paper.