This Tuesday’s Tip is a quick one on citing electronic articles in genealogy rCiting Electronic Articles in Genealogical Research sassy jane genealogyesearch. Searching for a way for to online resources in your genealogical research?

Different academic disciplines have different standards.

Here are examples of citations from two leading scholarly groups used by historians:

Chicago Manual of Style Citation:

Mark Howells, “A Cite For Sore Eyes: Quality Citations for Electronic Genealogy Sources.” Ancestry Magazine, May 1, 1998. Accessed September 22, 2010.
http://www.ancestry.com/learn/library/article.aspx?article=782.

Modern Language Association (MLA) Style Citation:

Howells, Mark. “A Cite For Sore Eyes: Quality Citations for Electronic Genealogy Sources.” Ancestry Magazine 1 May 1998. Ancestry.com. 22 Sep 2010; http://www.ancestry.com/learn/library/article.aspx?article=782.

Learn more about citation styles at Research and Documentation Online.

Both are styles used in history and the humanities scholarship, so either one is a good choice to follow. (But not both!)