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Citing Archival Materials

This guide provides an overview to citing archival materials in some of the most frequently used citation styles, including Chicago/Turabian, MLA, and APA.

Introduction

This guide provides an overview to citing archival materials in some of the most frequently used citation styles, including Chicago/Turabian, MLA, and APA. This guide includes references to the relevant section of the official handbook or manual so you can find more information if you need it. Copies of the most recent edition of each official guide can be found in the library, including in the Special Collections and Archives Reading Room. You are strongly encouraged to consult with each official style manual or handbook in addition to this guide:

The Chicago Manual of Style           MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers           Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association

If you can't find what you need in this guide or the official manual, or if you're confused about a citation, you can ask us in Special Collections and Archives at oviattsca@csun.edu or (818) 677-2832.