User:Russell D. Jones/Style Rules

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These are the style rules for history articles.

Article Title

The title of an article should be without punctuation.

Good: Great Siege of Scarborough Castle
Poor: Scarborough Castle, Siege of

The only exception to no punctuation should be in the case of disambiguation.

Good: USS Enterprise (CV-6)
Poor: USS Enterprise

Citation Style

Chicago Manual of Style is appropriate for all history articles.

First Reference

The first reference to any source should include at least five of the following: author, title, place of publication, publisher, date, and url.

Subsequent references can be shortened, e.g. "Morison, 35."