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Japan Studies

This guides primarily describes resources available at the UMD Libraries for research on Japan Studies. The guide also directs researchers to collections and resources beyond the UMD Libraries.

Why is citing important?

There are several reasons why it is important to cite your sources:

  • Providing citations gives the proper credit to the person or group who spent the time researching and writing a secondary source work that provided you with information.
  • Citing allows your reader to find the source later if she wants to read it herself.
  • Citing experts provides credibility to the argument of your paper.
  • This indicates that you did a thorough job researching your topic.

Citing at the University of Maryland

Chicago/Turabian Style Manuals

Most history papers are cited using Chicago/Turabian style. Check with your professor about citation expectations.

Resources from other Universities