Historians use the Chicago Manual of Style, which is quite different from the style guide used in English classes -- that is the Modern Language Association style, or MLA. You will need to cite all of the ideas and quotes you take from your sources with footnotes, numbered continuously through the paper.
Here's what the footnote reference should look like in your paper:
Others suggested that the saleswoman was a more assertive, that women behind the counter could be relied upon to "awe...and subdue" the customer into making purchases.
This is what footnotes and bibliography entries look like. Notice the indentations!
1Helen Jamison, "Continued Loss Of Sleep Termed Beauty-Wrecker." Atlanta
Daily World, January 2, 1945, 3. <http://www.proquest.com> (December 2, 2008).
2Allen Polite. "The Dope Cabala and the Wall of Fire." In The Portable Sixties Reader, ed. Anne Charters. (New York: Penguin Books, 2003), 23-35.
4Pooter, "I am Pooter," p, 24.
"Record Crowd Sees Mummers' Parade." The New York Times, 2 January
1965, 16. http://proquest.umi.com (12 February 2007).
Polite, Allen. "Song." In The Portable Sixties Reader, ed. Anne Charters. New
York: Penguin Books, 2003.
"Why buy Stuff?" Advertisement for Fluff Stuffing, in Bob Heinnemann All-American Advertisements of the 1940s. New York: Penguin Books, 2001.
Chicago Manual Short Guide
Chicago/Turabian Guide Style for Bibliography
Book by one author:
Bowman, John Stewart. Treasures of Ancient Greece. New York: Crescent Books, 1986.
Book by two authors:
Lynd, Robert, and Helen Lynd. Middletown: A Study in American
Culture. New York:
Book with an editor:
Margolis, Joseph, ed. Philosophy Looks at the
Arts: Contemporary Readings
Article or chapter in a collected work:
Silverberg, Susan B. “Parents’ Well-Being at Their Children’s Transition to
Adolescence.” In The Parental Experience in Midlife. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1996.
Article or Chapter originally published elsewhere:
Adamic, Louis. “Louis Adamic: New
Americans.” In Annals of America.
Basch, Norma. “Marriage, Morals, and Politics in the Election of 1828.” Journal of
American History 80 (1993): 890-917.
Golden, Frederic, and Annie Murphy Paul. “Making
Over Mom and Dad.” Psychology
Capista, Joe. “Fear of Social Interaction
is a Common Disorder.” The Times-Picayune.
Citing the World Wide Web:
Inaugural Address of John F. Kennedy. Washington, D.C. 20 January 1961.
<http://www.cs.umb.edu/jfklibrary> (17 October 1998).
Chicago/Turabian Guide Style for Footnotes
Book by a Single Author, First Edition:
1 Donald N. McCloskey, Enterprise and Trade in Victorian Britain: Essays (London: George Allen and Unwin, 1981), 54.
Book by Two or Three Authors:
3 Donald A. Lloyd and Harry R. Warfel, American English and Its Cultural Setting (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1956), 12.
Book by More than Three Authors:
4 Martin Greenberger et al., eds., Networks for Research and Education: Sharing of Computer and Information Resources Nationwide (Cambridge: MIT Press, 1974), 50.
Book by an Unknown Author:
5 College Bound Seniors (Princeton: College Board Publications, 1979), 1.
Book with Both an Author and an Editor or Translator:
6 Helmut Thielicke, Man in God's World, trans. and ed. John W. Doberstein (New York: Harper and Row, 1963), 12.
Article in a Journal:
10 Louise M. Rosenblatt, "The Transactional Theory: Against Dualisms," College English 54 (1993): 380.
11John F. Kennedy, “Inaugural Address of John F. Kennedy, “ January 1961, <http://www.cs.umb.edu/jfklibrary> (17 October 1998).
12 Tyler Marshall, "200th Birthday of Grimms Celebrated," Los Angeles Times, 15 March 1985, sec. 1A, p. 3.
["p." is used to make clear the difference between the page and section numbers.]
13 Encyclopedia Britannica, 11th ed., s.v. "Wales."
[The Latin sub verbo means "under the word."]
Interview by Writer of Research Paper:
14 Donna E. Shalala, interview by author, Madison, Wisconsin, 1 December 1992.
A Primary Source found in a Secondary Source:
20 Louis Zukofsky, "Sincerity and Objectification," Poetry 37 (February 1931): 269, quoted in Bonnie Costello, Marianne Moore: Imaginary Possessions (Cambridge and London: Harvard University Press, 1981),[The student-writer found the Zukofsky quotation in Costello's book, not in Zukofsky's original article.]
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