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Research in Archives (Thunder Bay, Canada, and Around the World): Citing archival sources

Information on searching for archival records and primary sources in institutions around the world. Resources are added regularly.

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).