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The Chicago Manual of Style, 15th Edition, offers scholars two methods of citation and documentation. The method presented here is the author-date style discussed on p. 595 of the Manual. For more information, consult the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Library's "Citing Information Tutorial."

General format:

Author. Date originally published. Title. Documenting the American South. University Library, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Date the work was added to DocSouth. link to the document.

Finding citation information on DocSouth web pages

Most of the information you need to write a citation can be found at the top of the document menu page or in the source description of the full text document. (view detail)

Chopin, Kate. 1899. The Awakening. Documenting the American South. University Library, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1998. http://docsouth.unc.edu/southlit/chopinawake/chopin.html.

Ransom, John Crowe. 1919. "Sunset." Poems about God. Documenting the American South. University Library, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1999. http://docsouth.unc.edu/southlit/ransom/ransom.html.

Images or Photographs (view detail)

B., M. [c.1914-18]. For Girls Must Work That Men May Fight: Y.W.C.A. War Work Council. Documenting the American South. University Library, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2002. http://docsouth.unc.edu/wwi/41869/menu.html.

Diaries that have already been published: (view detail)

Andrews, Eliza Frances. 1908. The War-Time Journal of a Georgia Girl, 1864-1865. Documenting the American South. University Library, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1998. http://docsouth.unc.edu/fpn/andrews/andrews.html.

Diaries and Letters that have not been published
(For example, a transcript of manuscript in the Southern Historical Collection): (view detail)

Edmondson, Belle. Diary of Belle Edmondson, January - November, 1864. Transcript of manuscript #1707, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Documenting the American South. University Library, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2000. http://docsouth.unc.edu/fpn/edmondson/edmondson.html.

Letter (republished) (view detail)

Douglass, Frederick. Letter to William Lloyd Garrison. Montrose, [Scotland], 26 February 1846. From The Liberator, 27 March 1846; Reprinted in Philip Foner, ed., Life and Writings of Frederick Douglass, vol. 1 (New York: International Publishers, 1950), p. 138. Documenting the American South. University Library, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2003. http://docsouth.unc.edu/neh/douglass/support12.html.

Sound Recording (view detail)

Poole, Charlie. 2003. "Can I Sleep in Your Barn Tonight Mister." Documenting the American South. University Library, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2003. http://docsouth.unc.edu/nc/barn/barn.html.

Oral History Interview (view detail)

William J. (Bill) Clinton, interviewed by Jack Bass and Walter DeVries, Documenting the American South, University Library, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, June 15, 1974.

       Note: Oral Histories of the American South recommends using the following citation format, which offers a more        complete description of the interview's location:

       Oral History Interview with William J. (Bill) Clinton, June 15, 1974. Interview A-0027. Southern Oral History Program
       Collection (#4007) in the Southern Oral History Program Collection, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library,
       University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Published by Documenting the American South [Day Month Year item
       consulted]. <http://docsouth.unc.edu/sohp/A-027/menu.html>.