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Modern Middle East: Writing/Citing

Help with research for Kris Cornelis' Hist 240 course.

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All of these guides are from the Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue. 


Footnotes are a way of giving credit to your sources. Each one points from your text to an entry in your bibliography.

To insert a footnote in Word:

  1. Place your cursor where you want the footnote to go.
  2. Under the References tab, choose Insert Footnote. This will place the superscript number at that place and open a space at the bottom of the page to type the note.

Annotated Bibliography

Never created an annotated bibliography before? Check out this guide from the OWL at Purdue.

Here is a visual depiction:

Example of annotated bibliography

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