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History Research Guide: Your writing

Chicago Manual of Style and other writing guides

Annotated bibliographies

Try using this step by step way to build an annotated bibliography:

Citation management software

Programs such as RefWorks, Zotero, and Mendeley can make citing sources and generating bibliographies in proper format simpler for researchers.

Writing tools by assignment type

Writing and Communication Centre

UWaterloo's Writing and Communication Centre

Meet with teaching associates about any writing project. Work with them on:

  • writing anything from a memo to a dissertation
  • learning how to revise, edit, and proofread
  • organizing your thoughts and ideas
  • incorporating your research and citing sources

Undergraduates: get published
Consider submitting an essay for publication

Print issues of Waterloo Historical Review and The Compass

Establish your identity as a researcher

Consider creating an Open Researcher and Contributor ID. ORCiD provides you with a persistent digital identifier that distinguishes you from every other researcher.

Author rights