A primary source is a record of a person, event, or occurrence that was created by an eye-witness or participant's version of an event. Primary sources allow researchers to gain better insight into historical figures and events.
Citing Primary Sources and Special Collections
When using MLA style (8th edition) there is no single way to cite materials discovered while using original or rare primary sources, but we recommend include the following information:
The following examples provide recommended citation format for citing commonly found electronic resources from SSU's Special Collections using MLA style, 8th Edition.
|General template for electronic source
[Item, if appropriate]. [Publication date]. [Collection name], North Bay Digital Collections, University Library, Sonoma State University. [URL], [date retrieved].
The following examples provide provide recommended citation format for commonly found print resources from SSU's Special Collections using MLA style, 8th Edition.
|General template for print source
[Author, if known]. [Title of item]. [Date of creation]. [Collection name], Special Collections, University Library, Sonoma State University.