HIST 3140: Society & Culture in the Middle Ages
Writing and Citing Guides
Chicago Style Guides
Guides to Research and Writing
Citing Primary Sources
Citing primary sources can be tricky. To get started:
- Start with the appropriate style for the format you're looking at (book, section of a book, website, etc.)
- Give the name of the medieval author first, if there is one, followed by the title and original date as it appears in your source, or a description.
- Give the publication date if available; accessed dates are only necessary if no other dates are available.
- Give the URL or publication information of the modern edition.
- Follow the usual Chicago or Turabian style differences between footnotes and bibliographies.