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There are different ways to cite your sources. The style you use usually depends on the academic discipline in which you are engaged. All citations, however, should provide the necessary information for your reader to find the source being cited. In general, a citation for a digital item should include the following elements:

  • Creator
  • Date of Creation
  • Title
  • Collection Name
  • Repository Name
  • Date Accessed
  • Citable URL


Materials in Digital Collections may be protected by domestic and/or international copyright and property laws. Distribution or reproduction of copyrighted materials beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. To the extent that restrictions other than copyright apply, permission for distribution or reproduction from the applicable rights holder is also required. Responsibility for obtaining permission, and for any use, rests exclusively with the user.


The Digital Scholarship and Initiatives Department, which manages Tulane University Libraries Digital Collections, does not handle reproduction requests or publishing permissions. All requests should be directed to the item's holding repository, as indicated in the item record.

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