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Citation of unpublished material held in Special Collections

The correct citation of unpublished material should contain:

  • a description of the item
  • the name of the individual collection
  • the full name of the Library
  • the manuscript number of the individual collection
  • the series number

Examples of preferred styles are:

1. Personal papers

John Smith to Crocker, 4 October 1955, Crocker Papers, Barr Smith Library, University of Adelaide, MSS 327 C938p/Series 3

2. Records of organisations etc

Cash book 1939-64, Records of the Adelaide Medical Students' Society, Barr Smith Library, University of Adelaide, MSS 610.6 A21/Series 5

Abbreviated subsequent references to the same items could read:
BSL MSS 327 C938p/3
BSL MSS 610.6 A21/5

Please contact the Special Collections Librarian if you are unsure about how to cite items from our manuscript collection.


Rare Books & Special Collections
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The University of Adelaide
Rare Books & Special Collections
Level 1, Barr Smith Library
South Australia 5005
Australia

Contact

Phone: +61 8 8313 5224
library_special@adelaide.edu.au