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Special Collections Citation Guide


Digital

Basic template (MLA style)
[Item, if appropriate]. [collection name], North Bay Digital Collections, University Library, Sonoma State University. [date retrieved] [URL].

Examples

Collection database (no specific item)
“Lime Kiln Digital Collection.” North Bay Digital Collections. 11 April 2006. University Library, Sonoma State University. 1 December 2007 <http://northbaydigital.sonoma.edu/>.

Digitized correspondence or document
“Correspondence, 21 May 1994, from George Greeott” Gaye LeBaron Digital Collection. North Bay Digital Collections. 11 April 2006. University Library,Sonoma State University. 8 September 2007
<http://northbaydigital.sonoma.edu/>.

Digitized photograph
“Gravestone, Rupert B. Churchill.” Earthquake of 1906 Digital Collection. North Bay Digital Collections. 11 April 2006. University Library, Sonoma State University. June 5, 2007 <http://northbaydigital.sonoma.edu/>.

Non-Digital

Basic template (MLA Style)
[Author, if known]. [Title of item]. [Date of creation]. [Collection name], Special Collections, University Library, Sonoma State University.

Examples
 
Collection (no specific item) Leopold Justi Papers. Special Collections, University Library, Sonoma State University.

Correspondence
Brown, Marguerite. “Letter to Gerald Haslam 8 November 1977.” Dust Bowl Migration Archive, Special Collections, University Library, Sonoma State University.

Photograph
LeBaron, John. “Rose Gaffney.” 1963. Gaye LeBaron Collection.  Special Collections, University Library, Sonoma State University.

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“German American Insurance Company.” Advertisement. 1921. Nellie Tombs Papers, Special Collections, University Library, Sonoma State University.

Oral history
Haan, Peter. Interview. 3 January 1979. North Bay Ethnic Archives, Special Collections, University Library, Sonoma State University.

Document from University Archives
“Commencement Program.” 24 May 1987. University Archives, University Library, Sonoma State University.