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How to Cite the Civil War Trust

A concise guide

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The Civil War Trust is proud to offer a variety of historical resources for students and historians to use in their own research projects.  When citing the Civil War Trust, please follow these conventions to ensure an accurate bibliography.

MLA Style

Here's the general format: Author, last name first. "Webpage title." Website title. Date published/updated if available. Organization/publisher. Date accessed. < URL >

So, if you wanted to cite Roger A. Bailey's article Steel & Steam: Naval Technology in the Civil War Era, your entry would read:

Bailey, Roger A. "Steel & Steam: Naval Technology in the Civil War Era." Civilwar.org. No date. Civil War Trust. December 5, 2013.

APA Style

The general format: Author. (Date published if available). Title of article. Title of web site. Retrieved date. From URL.

To cite Sam Smith and Douglas Ullman, Jr. for the article The Whirl of Death: Mississippi vs. New York on Lookout Mountain, your entry would read:

Sam Smith and Douglas Ullman, Jr. (No date). The Whirl of Death: Mississippi vs. New York on Lookout Mountain. Civilwar.org. Retrieved December 5, 2013.  From http://www.civilwar.org/battlefields/chattanooga/chattanooga-history-articles/new-york-vs-mississippi/the-whirl-of-death.html.

Chicago Style

The general format: Author, Webpage title. Date published, URL (date accessed)

To cite Garry Adelman and Tim Smith for Then & Now: Devil's Den and Little Round Top, your entry would read:

Garry Adelman and Tim Smith, Then & Now: Devil's Den and Little Round Top. 2010. http://www.civilwar.org/battlefields/gettysburg/gettysburg-history-articles/gettysburg-then-now.html (December 5, 2013)

A Few Notes...

Some of our resources do not have specified authors.  In that case, please cite the author as simply "Civil War Trust."

These conventions apply to more than just articles.  If you are checking out, say, Gettysburg360 or an in4 video, then the same citation guidelines are in effect.

These conventions do not imply any permissions to re-post or re-use Civil War Trust materials without express consent from the Trust.

If you have any questions, please email us at education@civilwar.org

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