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ECON 3P02: History of Economic Thought II

Research tips on finding primary and secondary sources for your term paper

Tips on Citing Your Sources

As you compile various types of sources for your research paper, it is helpful to refer the following checklist of bibliographic details for each item:

  1. Who is the author/creator of the work? It could be a person, a company, a government body, etc.
  2. What is the title of the work?
  3. Was the item published in a print source (e.g. a book, newspaper, magazine, or journal)?
    • For articles: do you know the date, volume, issue, and page numbers?
    • publication year, place of publication, and publisher's name?
  4. Was the item published in an online source (e.g. website or database)? If so, when was the document written or  updated? When did you access the document? What is the document/web site's URL or DOI?

Economics (Chicago) Citation Style Guides

The following citation style guides are frequently used when writing Economics papers. They are based on the Chicago Manual of Style Author-Date system. 

For help with other citation styles, such as APA or MLA, please consult the Style Guide research guide:

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