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Jewish Studies: Writing and Citing

Writing Center

The Oberlin College Writing Center offers a dynamic space for students to think critically, be creative, and collaborate with their peers. OCWC is located in the Academic Commons on the main level of Mudd Center. 

RefWorks

ProQuest RefWorks is a citation management tool that helps researchers gather, manage, store and share information, as well as generate citations and bibliographies in a wide variety of styles.  Extensive tutorials are available.  The Write-N-Cite plugin allows you to cite sources while creating a paper in either Word or Google Docs, automatically building your cited references list as you write.

Chicago Resources

Footnote / Endnote

In Chicago (Notes and Bibliography) style a note should be made anytime another work is directly quoted, paraphrased, or summarized.  A corresponding note is used at the end of the sentence or clause in which the reference is used. It should include the following elements:

  • Author’s name as listed in the source
  • Title of the work (book)
    • Article title, Journal title, and Issue information (Journal)
  • Place and date of Publication
  • Page number
  • Use commas and parentheses to separate the elements

The first entry of the source should include full publication information; subsequent listings of the same source may be shortened to author’s last name, a shortened form of the title, and the page number of the cited passage.

Journal Article

  1. Susanna W. Gold, "The Death of Cleopatra /the Birth of Freedom: Edmonia Lewis at the New World's Fair," Biography 35, no. 2 (2012): 318.

Book

  1. , J. B Morris, Oberlin, Hotbed of Abolitionism: College, Community, and the Fight for Freedom and Equality in Antebellum America (The University of North Carolina Press: Chapel Hill, 2014), 318.

Bibliography / Works Cited

In Chicago style the sources are listed alphabetically and include the following elements:

  • Author’s name (Last name, first name)
  • Title of the work (book)
    • Article title, journal title and issue information (Journal)
    • Page numbers of the article (Journal)
  • Place and date of publication
  • Use periods to separate the elements

Journal Article

Gold, Susanna W. "The Death of Cleopatra /the Birth of Freedom: Edmonia Lewis at the New World's Fair." Biography 35, no. 2 (2012) 318-341.

Book

Morris, J. B. Oberlin, Hotbed of Abolitionism: College, Community, and the Fight for Freedom and Equality in Antebellum America. The University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill, 2014.