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Archives at Lakehead: Citing archival sources

Citing archival materials

It is important to cite archival records in a way that they can be found again by other researchers, particularly as they are usually unique items that cannot be found elsewhere. 

Citations of archival records should include:

  • Author or creator's name
  • Title or description of item
  • Date of the document's creation
  • Collection name
  • Box number and file number
  • Repository name (all uses of archival records should credit Lakehead University Archives)

The following websites contain detailed information on citing archival materials:

Citing books from Special Collections

Published books in Lakehead University Library's Special Collections (Rare, RAM, Finnish, & Seaway) can be cited as you would other published materials.

Please refer to the appropriate citation guide for your discipline (eg. APA, Chicago, MLA).