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Essentials

  • Essential elements for citing materials:
  • Author or creator's name
  • TItle of work
  • Date
  • Publication information (if relevant)
  • Collection name
  • Box and folder
  • Repository (Center for Archival Collections, Bowling Green State University)
 

Item types

Manuscripts:

Author or creator’s name. Title of work. Date. Collection name. Box and folder. Repository. Date accessed.

Newspapers:

Author, date. Article. Title, section. Reel #, collection, repository.

Photographs:

Title, photograph. Date. Collection name. Repository.

Digital Images & Text:

Title, photograph. Date. Collection name. Repository. URL. Date accessed.

Maps:

Map title, year. Collection and map number. Repository.

Microfilm records:

Local records: Township, County, State. (Date). Record type. Microfilm reel #, repository.

Census:

Township, County, State. (Date). Federal census. Microfilm reel #, repository.

 

Style

Modern Language Association of America:

https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/

American Psychological Association:

https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/

The Chicago Manual of Style Online:
http://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/home.html

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