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Embarrassing History Paper Advice

Postby Silverdream » Mon Dec 02, 2013 3:49 am

When you're putting footnotes in a paper, are you supposed to only cite a source once per every page it's listed on or do you have to cite it for every quote?

For example, say this is all from the same source:

Colette is asexual. He once said "I have no sexual attraction to males or females whatsoever." In 2007, he killed his sensei in a duel and married a Jewish lawyer.

His quote is on page 45 of Scientific American, and the information (that's not public knowledge) about him marrying a Jewish lawyer and killing his sensei are on pages 59 and 60. On this page of my paper would I cite it once as:  Scientific American no. 1 issue 10 1994: pages 45-60 or would I cite it multiple times, once for the quote and once for the unknown information?
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Re: Embarrassing History Paper Advice

Postby Colette » Mon Dec 02, 2013 12:04 pm

Silverdream wrote:When you're putting footnotes in a paper, are you supposed to only cite a source once per every page it's listed on or do you have to cite it for every quote?

For example, say this is all from the same source:

Colette is asexual. He once said "I have no sexual attraction to males or females whatsoever." In 2007, he killed his sensei in a duel and married a Jewish lawyer.

His quote is on page 45 of Scientific American, and the information (that's not public knowledge) about him marrying a Jewish lawyer and killing his sensei are on pages 59 and 60. On this page of my paper would I cite it once as:  Scientific American no. 1 issue 10 1994: pages 45-60 or would I cite it multiple times, once for the quote and once for the unknown information?

What convention are you using, as I would think that would affect the answer to your question. I would assume MLA, since this is a history paper.
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Re: Embarrassing History Paper Advice

Postby Silverdream » Mon Dec 02, 2013 1:27 pm

Yeah, MLA.
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Re: Embarrassing History Paper Advice

Postby Tzan » Mon Dec 02, 2013 1:48 pm

:yuno: understand?


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Re: Embarrassing History Paper Advice

Postby Silverdream » Mon Dec 02, 2013 2:45 pm

I meant Chicago Style. I have no idea why I wrote MLA last night.
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Re: Embarrassing History Paper Advice

Postby stubby » Mon Dec 02, 2013 3:04 pm

Repeat references is why Chicago Jesus invented ibid. In this case: Ibid., pp. 59-60.

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Re: Embarrassing History Paper Advice

Postby Silverdream » Mon Dec 02, 2013 3:26 pm

stubby wrote:Repeat references is why Chicago Jesus invented ibid. In this case: Ibid., pp. 59-60.

http://libguides.radford.edu/content.ph ... sid=558025


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