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Citing Primary Resources

Most often, primary resources are considered unpublished and must be cited accordingly using the citing guidelines specified by your preferred method of citation (i.e. MLA, APA, Chicago, etc.). Most citation guidelines will ask you to specify the following when citing primary resources.

  • Author or creator name
  • Title (if available)
  • Date
  • Publication information (if applicable)
  • Collection name and number (if available)
  • Box number and folder title
  • Repository name and location

Resources to properly citing primary resources:

       Chicago Manual of Style


        Research and Documentation Online, 5th edition

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