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
Example in MLA format:
Thompson, G. Ray. "Somerset County Warrant Book, 1670-1681." Delmarva Settlers.
(2006) 15 November 2006 <http://www.delmarvasettlers.org/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.
William Furnace, Probate Inventory, 1685, 8.423, Maryland Prerogative Court Inventories and Accounts,
15 November 2006 <http://www.delmarvasettlers.org/mdinvs/soco.html>.
The following is a list of links to various style manuals available on the WWW:
Style Manuals : Citing Electronic Sources:
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
Anthropology: AAA (American Anthropological Association) Style Guide in PDF format
Biology, Geology, Chemistry, Mathematics, 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
General Information : Citing Sources:
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