Citing Primary Resources

Essentials

  • 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.

 

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