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How to Cite Your Sources

Current government documents and legal info

General rules

Colonial court cases (Chicago)

This is just a suggestion -- always use your best judgment! This format is loosely based off of the "Book section" Chicago style.

(N) 1. [Party1 v. Party2], “Title of case as printed,” in Book title, ed. First name Last name. (Place of Publication: Publisher, Year), Page Number. URL

(B) [Party1 v. Party2]. “Title of case as printed.” In Book title, edited by First name Last name, Page range. Place of publication: Publisher, Year. URL 

Example:

(N) 1. [Elizabeth Godman v. Goodwife Larremore], “At a Court of Magistrats held at Newhauen for the Jurisdiction, August, 4th, 1653,” in Records of the Colony Or Jurisdiction of New Haven, From May, 1653, to the Union. Together With New Haven Code of 1656, ed. Charles J. Hoadly. (Hartford: Case, Lockwood and Company, 1858), 29. https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=yale.39002005301685 

(B) [Elizabeth Godman v. Goodwife Larremore]. “At a Court of Magistrats held at Newhauen for the Jurisdiction, August, 4th, 1653.” In Records of the Colony Or Jurisdiction of New Haven, From May, 1653, to the Union. Together With New Haven Code of 1656, edited by Charles J. Hoadly, 29-36. Hartford: Case, Lockwood and Company, 1858. https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=yale.39002005301685