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Consistent Use of a Citation Style
If your professor doesn't have a preference, I suggest you use the Chicago Manual of Style 17th Edition for your independent work. The notes/bibliography style seems ideal. I suggest using full citations followed by shortened citations for the same sources. URLs are listed once in the notes and again in the bibliography. This style has to be added to Zotero by clicking get additional styles when specifying your Zotero preferences.
Using Zotero to manage your citations
Sample papers and citation examples
Sample JPs are available in the SPIA Undergraduate Program office (113 Robertson Hall).
The wonderful librarian at the Naval Postgraduate School has super useful examples of using Chicago 17th edition by source type.
Graduate student writing tutors (including some SPIA students) are located at https://writing.princeton.edu/center