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Environmental Disasters, Human-made: Chicago Style Citations

This guides helps provide information about human-made environmental disasters within 500 miles of Portland, Oregon.

Citation Explanation

Everyone approaches the research process differently. No matter your approach, citation is an integral part of being a part of the larger academic conversation.

Citations are important because they:

  • legitimize our arguments
  • provide a form of backing for what we are saying
  • provide context for the larger conversation around a topic
  • show the work of others
  • provide bread crumbs for others to trace our ideas

The most widely used citation style at PNCA is Chicago Style. You can use this guide to see examples of citations, annotated bibliographies, and find resources for any questions you have. The official Chicago Manual of Style content can be found at the PNCA library behind the circulation desk or through their online portal.

Links to Helpful Resources

  • Chicago Manual of Style Online (Use WU credentials): This is the complete manual where you can find answers to all of your citation questions. A great resource if you have an unusual citation need.

  • Online Writing Lab @ Excelsior : An online guide to multiple citation styles. Shares multiple examples and helpful tips.

  • Zotero Bibliography Generator : A fast, free bibliography generator. I would suggest checking over the information to make sure it is all accurate to the resource you are using!

Citation Video

Willamette University

Willamette University Libraries

Mark O. Hatfield Library
900 State Street.
Salem Oregon 97301
Pacific Northwest College of Art Library
511 NW Broadway.
Portland Oregon 97209