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How to Use Modern World History Online

How to use Modern World History Online. Get the basics, navigate the topic page, grab citations, share content and help.

History Research Center

American History Online

American History Online, Ancient and Medieval History Online, Ancient and Medieval History Online all use the History Research Center 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 Style or Harvard citation. MLA is the default, so you'll need to click the radio button to get another style.


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.
  4. After the date, remove the comma and replace with a period.
  5. Move Facts On File to right before the URL and italicize it.
  6. Remove the http:// from the URL.


It Should Look Like

Burg, David F. “Declaring Independence: 1776,”

American Revolution, Updated Edition, 2007,

Facts On File, online.infobase.com/article/

details/203427?q=declaring independence: 1776.