Chicago Style Manual vs MLA vs ?

Discussion in 'Historiography' started by Heimbrent, Apr 28, 2013.

  1. Heimbrent

    Heimbrent Well-Known Member

    What do you use for referencing in academic papers in history written in English?
    I know MLA is used for literature, and Chicago Style for Linguistics, but what about history?
  2. MLW

    MLW Senior Member

    I think Chicago (Turabian) style is prefered in the history community.

  3. Heimbrent

    Heimbrent Well-Known Member

    Thanks Marc!

    How do others on here do referencing?
    I am familiar with how it is done in German but would like to be able to cite properly in English, too, so further input would be very welcome.

    Can you write something in the text and only mention the author in a footnote? Instead of writing
    "According to X, Y = Z"
    write "Y = Z1"
    1 X, title, year, page.

    Is that acceptable?
  4. MLW

    MLW Senior Member

    Yes, that is generally acceptable.
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