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Citing Sources from our Digital Collections

Citation Elements


Citing an object from one of UNO's digital collections may depend on the style manual you are using, but a citation will generally contain the following elements:


  • [Creator]
  • [Date of Creation]
  • [Object / Item / Image Title]
  • [Collection Name]
  • [Repository Name]
  • [Date Accessed]
  • Earl K. Long Library, University of New Orleans. New Orleans, LA
  • [Citable URL] (see below)


For example, here are the names of some repositories where UNO digital collections reside:



Citable URL: 


In the LOUISiana Digital Library, look for the "Reference URL" link to get the proper URL for your citation. Please also link to the item where possible and appropriate if writing for the Web. 


In the Historical Archives of the Supreme Court of Louisiana, please use the URL in your browser's address bar. Do not use the link beginning with UNO has not currently implemented handles, so the link will not work.


In ScholarWorks, please see the "Recommended Citation" section on the page of the document you want to cite.



Style Guidelines:


For more style-specific guidelines (APA, MLA, Chicago Manual of Style, etc.), consult the excellent Purdue OWL website. If you are unsure what an item, a collection, or a repository should be called, please contact us for assistance.

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Need to find archival collections on a topic and not having any luck with UNO's collections?

Check some of the resources listed in the guide Finding Primary Sources and Digital Collections on the Web.

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