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American Studies: Citations

This subject guide showcases resources for American Studies research.

Chicago Style

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Additional Resources

Other Helpful Resources:

Purdue OWL: Easy-to-use citation resource. Provides rules and examples.

Chicago Style Q & A: Helps clarify confusing questions on a  variety of topics.

Turabian Style: Official online quick guide. 

Footnotes and Endnotes:

Purdue OWL Chicago Basics: Covers basics of in-text citation rules and more.


Purdue OWL Chicago Bibliography Basics: Covers basics of reference list rules and more.

Additional Citation Examples:

University of Maryland Chicago Style Guide: Contains a lot of useful examples.

From Purdue OWL: Avoiding Plagiarism


Plagiarism: How To Avoid It

Plagiarism & CSUF Student Conduct


Plagiarism is the unacknowledged and inappropriate use of the ideas or wording of another writer. Since plagiarism corrupts values in which the university community is fundamentally committed – the pursuit of knowledge, intellectual honesty – plagiarism is considered a grave violation of academic integrity and the sanctions against it are correspondingly severe. Plagiarism can be characterized as "academic theft."

Bottom line is: If you use someone else's idea, give them credit.

See the following resources for information on CSUF's policies regarding student conduct and plagiarism:

The Zen of Citations

Zen of Citation