State a thesis and present evidence that supports this thesis. Do not use quotes except those from the time period in question that are highly relevant to your topic. Use Chicago‑style notations (footnotes) The bibliography may not include encyclopedia, textbooks, or other general references. You must use at least eight sources. Not more than a third of all references may be from internet sources. If Internet sources are used, then each internet source must be accompanied by a brief statement (three or four sentences), in the bibliography, evaluating the reliability of the source. Articles from internet databases are generally not considered internet sources as they originally appeared in print format in a peer-reviewed journal.