Hey Mrs. Klein, what's a footnote? I am so
glad you asked.
Here's the main U of Chicago site. Click
here for more
one with great screenshot examples for electronic source (websites) citations.
one for Oral Interviews (scroll down for Turabian). If you are a major in
this department, go directly to the Bookstore and buy a copy of the Turabian
book. You'll be glad you did!
You are to use a footnotes/bibliography format. That is - Chicago or Turabian
Style. Footnotes run at the bottom of the page where cited and are numbered
sequentially through out the entire paper. They do not appear at the end of the
document, and they do not start with number 1 at the bottom of each new page.
Bibliographic entries appear in a separate document at the end of the work. They
are organized alphabetically by the author's last name. Use the "references" tab
in Microsoft WORD. It is your friend!
Also, you are to supply me with a print out of your sources. Please highlight
the area of the source that you are pulling your information from, then number
it to correspond with the correct footnote.
1) What do I need to footnote?
Any thing that is not common knowledge. Did you have to look it up or ask around
about it? Footnote it. Even if you didn't quote the source directly. (Especially
if you didn't quote it directly, because if you don't, it looks a LOT like
plagiarism. Because it is....) Don't forget to include all sources in your
2) Can I use Wikipedia for the State and Local Government assignment?
Wiki cannot be your main source of info.
You can use it sparingly, but it would be better to use the official state or local website. Wiki
is best as a starter: read the article then hunt down the sources cited in the
3) If I use Wikipedia, how do I cite it?
All sources must be cited, including electronic and web sources. There are
helpful hints above about format.
4) Can I use our class text?
Yes you may. Cite it as you would any book.