ECON 3160 - Economic History of Europe: Citing Your Sources


Citation mechanics


By "citing" a source, you...

  • acknowledge drawing on other scholars' work and ideas

  • direct readers to the referenced texts

  • support your arguments with authoritative literature

  • associate your work with or distance it from various schools of thought

Style Guides

Style guides specify formatting and citation rules for academic publication.  Chicago, APA, and MLA are among the most widely employed styles.