You're a historian, so you're known for citing conscientiously and citing everything. Keeping track of everything you've looked at may sound like an arduous task, but luckily there are tools to help you save bibliographic information with notes that will even insert Chicago Manual of Style citations into your word processor.
Behold, citation management applications!
- Zotero - choose between the standalone version or cloud-based version that allows you to bookmark citations with your web browser, build and share bibliographies, and cite-as-you-write with Word (free)
- Endnote - a software application, also easily integrated with Word (available for purchase at the Libraries' Access and Information desk)
- Mendeley - another web-based tool that allows you to collect and annotate PDFs and cite within Word (free)
These are just a few out there. Be sure to attend library workshops to get hands-on training.