Citations and bibliographic references must follow the most recent edition of one of the two permitted style guides below. Regardless of which manual you use, the style must be consistent throughout all written material.
Additional requirements from the National History Day Contest Rule Book on p.19 state:
Page 20 of the National History Day Contest Rule Book further states:
"Each citation must include a brief annotation. The purpose of the annotation is to provide information about your research process, not to provide analysis to circumvent the word count. Each annotation must be no more than two or three sentences. The annotation should explain the following:
Use annotations to explain your reasoning for classifying any sources that are not clearly primary or secondary. Classifying a source as both primary and secondary is inappropriate."
Citation management software can help style and organize citations.
With a citation manager, you can:
The video below from the University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries offers an introduction.