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Guide to Citing Primary Sources from an Online Archive

Unless otherwise noted, primary sources found on-line should be cited just the way they would be if found in a brick and mortar archive, but you must be sure to ALSO INCLUDE the name of the website, author/sponsor/creator of the website, url, and date accessed - at the end of the citation. While this is a general guide, some websites include sections on how to cite their sources. Please make sure that you follow any instructions you find on the site.

Click here to open a Microsoft Word document showing the exact formatting for citing Primary Sources. The html code that renders these pages does not allow for indentations, and in order to correctly display them a Word document was found to be necessary.