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How to Use American History Online

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APA

American History Online

American History Online, Ancient and Medieval History Online, Ancient and Medieval History Online all use the same interface and citations can be obtained in the same way in each.

At the top of every article is a citation icon in that you can click on to get an MLA, Chicago Manual of StyleHarvard or APA citation. MLA is the default, so you'll need to click the radio button to choose APA.


Change It Tips

  1. After pasting the citation in your paper, create a hanging indent. (follow this link to see how).
  2. Make it double spaced (follow this link to see how).
  3. Change the font to Times New Roman 12.


It Should Look Like

Burg, D. F. (2007). Declaring independence: 1776. In American Revolution, Updated Edition. New York: Facts On File.

Retrieved June 29, 2022, from online.infobase.com/Auth/Index?aid=95702&itemid=WE52&articleId=203427.

MLA

American History Online

American History Online, Ancient and Medieval History Online, Ancient and Medieval History Online all use the same interface and citations can be obtained in the same way in each.

At the top of every article is a citation icon in that you can click on to get your MLA style citation. 


Change It Tips

  1. After pasting the citation in your paper, create a hanging indent. (follow this link to see how).
  2. Make it double spaced (follow this link to see how).
  3. Change the font to Times New Roman 12.


It Should Look Like

Burg, David F. “Declaring Independence: 1776.” American Revolution, Updated Edition, Facts On File, 2007. 

American History, online.infobase.com/Auth/Index?aid=95702&itemid=WE52&articleId=203427. Accessed 29 June 2022.