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The Chicago Manual of Style is the citation style your
professor requests you to use.
It is also available online
and in Research Hub, Room 224, Z 253 .U69.
Use the Chicago-Style Citation Quick Guide for more examples of different format types (chapters in books, electronic journals,etc.) when using footnotes and bibliographies.
Modified QuickSheet - Elizabeth Shown Mills: (Mills, Elizabeth Shown. QuickSheet: Citing Online Historical Resources. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. 2007.)
"Year United States Federal Census," database, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed Day Month Year), entry for Name, City, County, State.
1880 United States Federal Census," database, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 10 January 2010), entry for Melichor Reik, Evart, Osceola, Michigan.
"1880 United States Federal Census." Database. Ancestry.com. http://www.ancestry.com : 2010.
1. "1880 United States Federal Census," database, Ancestry.com (Http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 10 January 2010), entry for Melichor Reik, Evart, Osceola County, Michigan.
Short or subsequent note:
11. "1880 U.S. Federal Census," Ancestry.com database entry for Melichor Reik, Evart, Osceola Co., Michigan.
Zotero is a free, simple plug-in (for Firefox) or a standalone program (with browser extensions to Google Chrome and Safari) that collects, stores and organizes references for books, journal articles, websites and other materials that you've collected and then automatically converts those references into a properly formatted bibliography. It is fairly easy to use, reliable, and well-documented. Zotero can:
Alongside tracking literature citations, Zotero stores downloaded or links to Acrobat pdf files or any other types of files on your computer.