Citation Guides

*Chicago Manual of Style

Most historians use what is called the Chicago Note Style for citing sources, which is explained in further detail on the Williams College Libraries site here (  A sample paper ( using the Chicago Note Style

*MLA (Modern Language Association) Style

Some historians use the MLA Style which is described here (  A sample paper ( using the MLA Style.

Resources for History Research

Area- and course-specific research guides have been compiled by Lori DuBois and can be found on the Williams College Libraries website here (

Lori DuBois, Library Liaison for the History Department

You should get in touch with Lori DuBois (,a research and instruction librarian at Sawyer, with your research questions. She is very helpful and a wonderful resource for all your history research projects from papers to theses. You can find Lori in Sawyer, or contact her at [email protected]