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Historisches Seminar

How to cite digital sources

Since there is a cornucopia of new digital sources and thus many ways of citing them, we may only present some best practices which have proved to be used amongst historians.

Therefore we point to the Kompass Geschichtsstudium of Historisches Seminar, as well as to the citation styles of

Their project 'compas - Strukturiertes Forschen im Web' will provide best practices and guidelines on digital infrastructures for every student, research methods and participation in the community. The so called 'compas' is under revision at the moment and will be published in summer 2021 here.


If you have more examples and best practices which may be presented on this website, do not hesitate to contact us.