User:Russell D. Jones/Style Rules
These are the style rules for history articles.
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.
Chicago Manual of Style is appropriate for all history articles.
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."