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Southern Memory: Lynching in Alabama: Citation & Writing Help

Writing Help

You can get one-on-one help by making an appointment at the UA Writing Center.

Using Shortcuts in Microsoft Word

Create a footnote or endnote in Microsoft Word. 

Microsoft Word 2007

Microsoft Word 2010

Microsoft Word 2011 (Macs)

Pages (iPads)


The UA Libraries offers software called RefWorks that can help you organize and cite the sources in your bibliography in Chicago.  I especially recommend RefWorks to those working on advanced projects like seminar papers and dissertations. Watch these tutorials to learn more about using RefWorks. 

To Quote or Not To Quote?

In general you want to limit quotations to "gems"--very well-written sentences and phrases from primary sources.  Try to paraphrase as much as possible.  Here are some more tips on quoting and paraphrasing.