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Finding and Using Primary Sources: Citing Primary Sources

A guide on defining, finding, and using primary resources in your research


Citing Primary Sources

Tips and Sources for Citing Primary Material
Duke's "Citing Primary Sources" LibGuide provides resources to help you properly cite primary sources, showing that you've done your research and making it possible for other scholars to find the same material you used. We focus on material held at the Rubenstein Library or in our Digital Collections and use The Chicago Manual of Style in this guide, but the same principles will apply, no matter where you found your primary source or which style guide you're using. Remember, when in doubt, you can always ask