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If you quote, paraphrase, summarize, or refer to primary or secondary materials, you are required to cite that source in a footnote or parenthetical citation. Failure to offer citations in your work offers an array of negative consequences, including (but not limited to) academic expulsion for plagiarism, a copyright infringement lawsuit- and simply destroying your academic and/or professional reputation.

* Citing Sources for:

For Salisbury University students: if you are not sure what constitutes plagiarism or are unclear about its consequences, please visit Blackwell Library's Preventing Plagiarism: A Student Guide.

The following is a list of links to various style manuals available on the WWW:

Most common:
Humanities:
MLA (Modern Language Association) Style Guide from OWL at Perdue
Chicago Manual of Style Quick Guide
Natural & Social Sciences (including Education):
APA (American Psychological Association) Style Guide from APAStyle.org

Discipline-specific:
Anthropology: AAA (American Anthropological Association) Style Guide in PDF format
Biology, Geology, Chemistry, Medicine, Physics: CBE/CSE (Council of Science Editors) Style Guide
Political Science: APSA (American Political Science Association) Style Manual
Sociology: ASA (American Sociological Association) Style Guide in PDF Format

We ask all patrons who wish to photocopy manuscript or other unnumbered pages to never remove an individual page from its folder. Carry the closed folder to the photocopy machine, copy one page at a time and replace the copied page as soon as the copy is made.

Failure to follow these proper procedures may result in being denied future access to materials.

* Procedures for Requesting Copies

The Nabb Center welcomes the use of its collection to all interested parties. While other fees may apply, Publication Usage Fees are not applied to non-profit organizations. Please supply verification of your organization's non-profit status when submitting a request.

While the Nabb Research Center is always happy to answer questions you may have, we do not accept requests via telephone. Please contact us with questions and requests via fax, mail or email only.

If you would like to request copies, please complete a Request to Duplicate Materials form and submit it to:

Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture
Salisbury University
1101 Camden Avenue
Salisbury, Maryland 21801
Attn: Duplication Request

Fax: 410.677.5067
Email: RCDHAC@salisbury.edu

A 50% deposit is required before a work order is initiated. Members receive a 10% discount on all orders. Please see our Fee Schedule for more information. Please allow 2-3 weeks for processing and delivery.

 
* Citing Primary Sources for Physical Collections:
Guide to Citing Primary Sources at the Edward H. Nabb Research Center

Sometimes deciding how to cite a primary source, particularly unpublished material, may be a bit confusing. Kate Turabian's A Manual for Writer of Term Papers, Theses, and Dissertations provides considerable help. You may find it useful to examine citations in the William and Mary Quarterly, a scholarly journal with rigorous editorial standards. Whatever you do, keep two rules in mind: provide sufficient information for a reader to easily locate the source and be consistent. The following examples offer generic formats to use for endnotes (N) and bibliographical citations (B) regarding primary sources found at the Edward H. Nabb research Center for Delmarva History and Culture.

* A. Private Records

1. Business Records

N      Item, Name of Collection, Specific Location of the Item within the Collection (either a box and folder number from a manuscript collection or on microfilm), Library, Location of Library.

Account of Wood Sawn, 1816-1822, Jones Milling Company Records, Box 3, Folder 16, Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture, Salisbury University, Salisbury, Maryland.

John Smith, Ledger, vol. X, Smith Papers, microfilm, AW1745, Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture, Salisbury University, Salisbury, Maryland,

B      Name of Collection. Library, Location of Library.

Jones Milling Company Records, years. Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture, Salisbury University, Salisbury, Maryland.

If collection is found on microfilm, indicate so as follows:

Jones Milling Company Records, years (microfilm). Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture, Salisbury University, Salisbury, Maryland.

N.B.      Always indent first line of endnote one tab space; every line thereafter begins flush left. The opposite holds true for bibliographical citations; the first line begins flush left and every line thereafter is indented one tab space.

2. Correspondence

N      Writer to Recipient, date of letter, Name of Collection letter is found in, Box Number, Folder Number (or specific microfilm reel), Library, Location of Library.

Mary Smith to John Jones, 6 February 1788, Smith Family Papers, Box 3, Folder 90.11.02, Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture, Salisbury University, Salisbury, Maryland.

Mary Smith to John Jones, 23 July 1788, Smith Family Papers, microfilm reel 6B, 215-16, Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture, Salisbury University, Salisbury, Maryland.

N.B.     N.B. If the letter is a typescript, this should be indicated in parentheses after the date.

B      Name of Collection, Library, Location of Library.

Smith Family Papers (if viewed on microfilm, this must be indicated by writing microfilm in parentheses after the name of the collection). Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture, Salisbury University, Salisbury, Maryland.

3. Diary

N      Name of Diarist (First then Last), Diary for (years), date of entry, Name of Collection, Box Number, Folder Number, Library, Location of Library.

Clara Gunby, Diary for 1853 to 1865 (if the diary being used has been transcribed, indicate so here, i.e. Transcribed by Mel Toadvine), 7 September 1854, Polly White Burnett Collection, Box Two, Folder 92.09.03.01-92.09.03.97, Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture, Salisbury University, Salisbury, Maryland.

If the information cited was not found in a folder, indicate so as follows: [no folder].

If the information was found on microfilm, specify microfilm reel from which the information was derived.

Joseph Smith, Diary for 1877 to 1889, 16 June 1879, Thomas Fisher Papers, microfilm reel 14, 566-67, Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture, Salisbury University, Salisbury, Maryland.

N.B.      If the diary is a typescript, it should be indicated as such after the date of entry in the endnote.

B      Name of Collection. Library, Location of Library.

Smith Family Papers. Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture, Salisbury University, Salisbury, Maryland. (If collection was viewed on microfilm, indicate this by writing the word microfilm in parentheses after the name of the collection).

* B. Public Records

1. Census Schedules

N      U.S. Census, Type of Schedule, County, State, Year (microfilm), Nations Archives, Washington, D.C.

B      United States Bureau of the Census, Type of Schedule, County State, years (microfilm). National Archives, Washington, D.C.

2. Deeds and Land Patents

Deeds

N      County Land Records, years, liber and folio number, Office Recorded, Location of Courthouse, (microfilm, specific reel number of microfilm, Library, Location of Library).

Somerset County Land Records, 1825-1827, GH3, 15, Clerk of the Court, Somerset County Courthouse, Princess Anne, Maryland (microfilm, CR 7654, Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture, Salisbury University, Salisbury, Maryland).

B      County Land Records. Office Recorded, Location of Courthouse.

Somerset County, Land Records. Clerk of the Court, Somerset County Courthouse, Princess Anne, Maryland.

Land Patents

N      Colonial Land Office, Patent Records, years, liber, folio (microfilm, specify reel number of microfilm, library, location of library).

Maryland Land Office, Patent Record, 1672,1677, 15, 245 (microfilm, SR7462, Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture, Salisbury University, Salisbury, Maryland).

B      Office where recorded, title of document (microfilm). Library, Location of Library.

Maryland Land Office, Land Patent (microfilm). Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture, Salisbury University, Salisbury, Maryland.

3. Probate- Will

For Wills found in County Court Records:

N      Decedent, Will, county will book, year(s), liber and folio numbers, Office Recorded, Location of Courthouse (microfilm, number of reel of microfilm, Library, Location of Library).

William Cottman, Will, Worcester County Will Book, 1800-1819, EB15, 345, Register of Wills, Worcester County Courthouse, Snow Hill, Maryland (microfilm, WK 778-779, Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture, Salisbury University, Salisbury, Maryland).

B      County Probate Records. Office Recorded, Location.

Worcester County Probate Records. Register of Wills, Worcester County Courthouse, Snow Hill, Maryland.

For wills found in Prerogative Court Records:

N      Decedent, Maryland Prerogative Court Wills, year(s), liber, folio, (microfilm, specific reel number of microfilm, library, location of library).

Thomas Hampton, Maryland Prerogative Court wills, 1802-1810, 44, 153 (microfilm, SR 4410, Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture, Salisbury University, Salisbury, Maryland).

B      Office where will recorded (microfilm). Library, Location of Library.

Wills of the Prerogative Court of Maryland (microfilm). Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture, Salisbury University, Salisbury, Maryland.

4. Probate- Inventories

For Inventories found in County Court Records:

N      Decedent, Probate Inventory, year(s), liber and folio numbers, Office Recorded, Location (microfilm, specific number of reel of microfilm, Library, Location of Library).

William Cottman, Probate Inventory, 1800-1810, EB26, 108, Register of Wills, Dorchester County courthouse, Cambridge Maryland (microfilm, WK 786-87, Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture, Salisbury University, Salisbury, Maryland).

B      County Probate Records. Office Recorded, Location.

Dorchester County Probate Records. Register of Wills, Dorchester County Courthouse, Cambridge, Maryland.

For Inventories found in Maryland Prerogative Court Records:

N      Decedent, Maryland Prerogative Court Inventories, year(s), liber, folio (microfilm. Specific reel number of microfilm, library, location of Library).

Robert King, Maryland Prerogative Court Inventories, 1686-1698, 6, 87 (microfilm, SR4323, Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture, Salisbury University, Salisbury, Maryland).

B      Office where Inventories recorded (microfilm). Library, Location of Library.

Inventories of the Prerogative Court of Maryland (microfilm). Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture, Salisbury University, Salisbury Maryland.

5. Judicial Records

N      Individual involved in case, title of Legal Proceeding, Year(s) case heard, Courthouse where case heard, Location of Courthouse by County, City, State/Colony (microfilm, specific number of microfilm reel, Library, Location if Library).

William Custis, Order, 1671/72, Accomack county Courthouse, Accomack, Virginia (microfilm, CR 55, 286, Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture, Salisbury University, Salisbury, Maryland).

B      County Judicial Records. Office Recorded, Location.

Accomack County Judicial Records. Clerk of the Court, Accomack County Courthouse, Accomack, Virginia.

If transcription of case is available and used, follow the following format:

N      Individual(s) Involved in Case, Title of Legal Proceeding, year(s) case heard, in Name of Transcriber, Title of Judicial Records Transcribed (title should include County/State and Years), then in parentheses the place of publication; publisher, year of publication, followed by a comma and page number.

Thomas Hampton, Order, 1708, in Frank V. Walczyk, trans., Somerset County Maryland Judicial Records, 17071711, Part I, 1707-1708 (Coram, NY: Peters Row, 1997),183-84

B      Name of Transcriber. Title of Judicial Records Transcribed. Place of Publication: Publisher, Year.

Walczyk, Frank V., trans. Somerset County Maryland Judicial Records, 1675-78. Coram, NY: Peters Row, 1998.

6. Tax Records

N      Place and Taxes for Year (microfilm), Location

omerset County Tax Records for 1830 (microfilm), Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture, Salisbury University, Salisbury, Maryland).

B      Place of Tax Records. Location

Somerset County Tax Reccords(microfilm). Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture, Salisbury University, Salisbury, Maryland).

7. 1798 Direct Tax

N      U.S. Secretary of the Treasury. Region Direct Tax Census, 1798. City, State (microfilm). Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture, Salisbury University, Salisbury, Maryland).

B      United States. Secretary of the Treasury. Region direct Tax Census, 1798. City, State (microfilm). Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture, Salisbury University, Salisbury, Maryland.

* C. Other Sources

1. Maps

N      Name of map, date, number if map (library, location of library).

A Map of Virginia and Maryland, 1676, 96.32.68A(Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture, Salisbury University, Salisbury, Maryland).

B     Name of map, date. Number of map. Library, Location of Library.

A Map of Virginia and Maryland, 1676, 96.32.68A(Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture, Salisbury University, Salisbury, Maryland).

2. Photograph

N      Subject, date Collection, Library, Location of Library.

Rockawalkin Church Anniversary Quilt Photograph, 22 April 1946, Women's Voices Quilt Collection Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture, Salisbury University, Salisbury, Maryland.

B      Collection. Library, Location of Library.

Women's Voices Quilt Collection. Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture, Salisbury University, Salisbury, Maryland.

3. Unpublished Interview

N      Interviewee, interviewed by name of interviewer, date place of interview, medium, Collection, Library, Location of Library.

Edith Bunker, interview by William Shatner, 31 October 1994, Salisbury, Maryland. Tape recording, Women's voices Quilt Collection, Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture, Salisbury University, Salisbury, Maryland.

B      Interviewee, interviewed by name of interviewer, date place of interview, medium, Collection, Library, Location of Library.

Bunker, Edith. Interview by William Shatner, 31 October 1994, Salisbury, Maryland. Tape recording, Women's voices Quilt Collection, Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture, Salisbury University, Salisbury, Maryland.

If the unpublished interview is conducted by the writer of the paper, state as follows: interview by author. IN this instances, unless the author of the article has given the interview to a library, the writer should indicate that the interview is in the possession of the author" ( see Turabian 11.50).

N      Mayor Bill Martin of Crisfield. Interviewed by Author, 30 September 1986, Crisfield, Maryland, possession of Author.

B      Mayor Bill Martin of Crisfield. Interviewed by Author, 30 September 1986, Crisfield, Maryland. Tape Recording. Possession of Author.

When citing a transcript of an interview, write transcript to indicate medium. With Regard to note and bibliography format for published interviews as well as unpublished interviews not found at the , Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture, see Turabian 11.48 and 11.49

4. Archives of Maryland

N      Name of Editor (first then last) of specific volume cited, ed., Full Title of Volume Cited, then in parentheses list city of publisher: name of publisher, and date volume being cited was published, comma after closed parentheses followed by volume number in roman numerals: page(s) from which information was derived.

Bernard Steiner, ed., Archives of Maryland: Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly of Maryland, 1715-1716 (Baltimore, MD: Maryland Historical Society, 1910), XXX:244.

B      Name of first editor of the Collection (last, first), et al. (meaning "and others") name of collection. Total number of volumes in the collection. City of publisher: name of publisher from first volume of the collection, dates of publication for the first and the last volumes of the collection.

Browne, William Hand, et al., eds. Archives of Maryland. 72 vols. Baltimore, MD: Maryland Historical Society, 1883-1972.

5. Laws of Maryland, 1637-1763

N      Name of Law, Chapter Number, Full Title of Session, Year," in Name of Compiler (first, last), Title of Book, Publisher, Date of Publication. Since there is no publisher listed and no definite date of publication listed for this particular source, place that information in brackets as shown in example.

"An Act for the Ease of the Inhabitants in Examining Evidence relating to the Bounds of Lands; and in the Manner of obtaining Injunctions, Chap. VIII, At a Session of the Assembly begun and held at the City of Annapolis, on the 23rd day of September, and ended on the 26th Day of October, in the 9th Year of the Dominion of the Right Honorable Charles, absolute Lord and Proprietory of the Providence of Maryland and Avalon, Lord Baron of Baltimore, &c. Annoq; Domini 1723, the following Laws were Enacted," in Thomas Bacon, comp., Laws of Maryland, 1637-1763 [n.p., 1763].

B      Name of Compiler (last, first). Name of Book. Publisher, Date of Publication.

Bacon, Thomas, comp. Laws of Maryland, 1637-1763[n.p., 1763].

 

* Citing Primary Sources for Proseminar or other student classes:

Sometimes deciding how to cite a primary source, particularly unpublished material, may be a bit confusing. Kate Turabian's A Manual for Writer of Term Papers, Theses, and Dissertations provides considerable help. You may find it useful to examine citations in the William and Mary Quarterly, a scholarly journal with rigorous editorial standards. Whatever you do, keep two rules in mind: provide sufficient information for a reader to easily locate the source and be consistent. The following examples offer generic formats to use for endnotes (N) and bibliographical citations (B) regarding primary sources found at the Edward H. Nabb research Center for Delmarva History and Culture.

* Documenting sources for the biographical sketch

Inventories

For Inventories found in County Court Records:

N      Decedent, Probate Inventory, year(s), liber and folio numbers, Office Recorded, Location.

William Scott, Probate Inventory, 1678-1725, EB14, 390-391, Register of Wills, Somerset County Courthouse, Princess Anne, Maryland.

For Inventories found in Maryland Prerogative Court Records:

N      Decedent, Maryland Prerogative Court Inventories, year(s), liber, folio.

Robert King, Maryland Prerogative Court Inventories, 1686-1698, 6, 87.

Wills

For Wills found in County Court Records:

N      Decedent, Will, county will book, year(s), liber and folio numbers, Office Recorded, Location of Courthouse.

William Cottman, Will, Worcester County Will Book, 1800-1819, EB15, 345, Register of Wills, Worcester County Courthouse, Snow Hill, Maryland.

For Wills found in Prerogative Court Records:

N      Decedent, Maryland Prerogative Court Wills, year(s), liber, folio.

Thomas Hampton, Maryland Prerogative Court wills, 1802-1810, 44, 153.

Deeds

N      County Land Records, years, liber and folio number, Office Recorded, Location of Courthouse.

Somerset County Land Records, 1825-1827, GH3, 15, Clerk of the Court, Somerset County Courthouse, Princess Anne, Maryland.

Land Patents

N      Colonial Land Office, Patent Records, years, liber, folio.

Maryland Land Office, Patent Record, 1672,1677, 15, 245.

Judicial Records

N      Individual involved in case, title of Legal Proceeding, Year(s) case heard, Courthouse where case heard, Location of Courthouse by County, City, State/Colony (microfilm, specific number of microfilm reel, Library, Location if Library).

William Custis, Order, 1671/72, Accomack county Courthouse, Accomack, Virginia (microfilm, CR 55, 286, Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture, Salisbury University, Salisbury, Maryland).

If transcription of case is available and used, follow the following format:

N      Individual(s) Involved in Case, Title of Legal Proceeding, year(s) case heard, in Name of Transcriber, Title of Judicial Records Transcribed (title should include County/State and Years), then in parentheses the place of publication; publisher, year of publication, followed by a comma and page number.

Thomas Hampton, Order, 1708, in Frank V. Walczyk, trans., Somerset County Maryland Judicial Records, 17071711, Part I, 1707-1708 (Coram, NY: Peters Row, 1997),183-84

Archives of Maryland

N      Name of Editor (first then last) of specific volume cited, ed., Full Title of Volume Cited, then in parentheses list city of publisher: name of publisher, and date volume being cited was published, comma after closed parentheses followed by volume number in roman numerals: page(s) from which information was derived.

Bernard Steiner, ed., Archives of Maryland: Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly of Maryland, 1715-1716 (Baltimore, MD: Maryland Historical Society, 1910), XXX:244.

If using the Archives of Naryland Online edition, follow this example:

Archives of Maryland: Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly of Maryland, 1715-1716, XXX:244. Maryland State Archives Website.

* Citing Sources for Digital Collections:

Various disciplines have different citation styles. As such, we recommend that you consult the style manual associated with your discipline when referencing the resources on this site in your academic or professional work. If you are uncertain about the proper format after consulting a style manual, ask the professor or editor for which the paper is being written.

The following are recommendations and examples of possible citation styles:

Citing Biographical Profiles
We recommend the use of the name of the author, the title of the profile in the form of a chapter of this site, the publication date (if available), the data accessed, and the URL of the profile page. Most resources do not feature a date of publication, but the current year may be used for copyright purposes.

Example in MLA format:

Bird, Katherine E. "The Footprint Of William Cotton On The Eastern Shore." Delmarva
    Settlers.
(2006) 15 November 2006 <http://nabbhistory.salisbury.edu/profiles/cotton.html>.

Citing Databases - Entire Collection
We recommend the use of the name of the compiler or transcriber (if available), the title of the database in the form of a chapter of this site, the publication date (if available), the data accessed, and the URL of the database page. Most resources do not feature a date of publication, but the current year may be used for copyright purposes.

Example in MLA format:

Thompson, G. Ray. "Somerset County Warrant Book, 1670-1681." Delmarva Settlers.
    (2006) 15 November 2006 <http://nabbhistory.salisbury.edu/resources/warrant.html>.

Citing Databases - Individual Record
We recommend the use of as many of these pieces of information as are available: the name of the individual or entity associated with the record, the type of record, the year of the record, the liber/folio or vol/page, the office recorded, the date accessed, and the URL of the record.

Example:

William Furnace, Probate Inventory, 1685, 8.423, Maryland Prerogative Court Inventories and Accounts,
    15 November 2006 <http://nabbhistory.salisbury.edu/mdinvs/soco.html>.

 

Style Manuals - Citing Electronic Sources
The following is a list of links to various style manuals available on the WWW:

Most common:
Humanities:
MLA (Modern Language Association) Style Guide from OWL at Perdue
Chicago Manual of Style from Bedford St. Martin's
Natural & Social Sciences (including Education):
APA (American Psychological Association) Style Guide from APAStyle.org

Discipline-specific:
Anthropology: AAA (American Anthropological Association) Style Guide in PDF format
Biology, Geology, Chemistry, Medicine, Physics: CBE/CSE (Council of Science Editors) Style Guide
History and others: Chicago Manual of Style from Bedford St. Martin's
Political Science: APSA (American Political Science Association) Style Manual from University of Wisconsin-Madison
Sociology: ASA (American Sociological Association) Style Guide in PDF Format




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