Why Cite?

When conducting research it is important to create citations for the materials that are being referenced. The act of citing shows respect for the creator, helps the reader know where the information came from, and helps avoid plagiarism. Below are some guidelines and examples to help accurately cite New York Heritage materials in MLA, APA, and Chicago.

MLA Style

MLA Elements

NY Heritage Metadata Element

Collection

Digital Collection

Location

Holding Institution

Title

Title

Digital Collection

“New York Heritage Digital Collections”

Date

Date of Original

URL

URL

Architecture
Digital Collection, Holding Institution. “Title.” New York Heritage Digital Collections. Date of Original. URL

Example
ACHA Postcard Collection, Albany Historical Association at ten Broeck Mansion. “Governors Residence Albany N.Y.” New York Heritage Digital Collections. 1901-1907. https://cdm16694.contentdm.oclc.org/digital/collection/p16694coll94/id/57/rec/1

APA Style

APA Elements

NY Heritage Metadata Element

Collection

Digital Collection

Location

Holding Institution

Date

Date of Original

Title

Title

URL

URL

Architecture
Digital Collection, Holding Institution. (Date of Original). Title. Retrieved from URL

Example
ACHA Postcard Collection, Albany Historical Association at ten Broeck Mansion. 1901-1907. Governors Residence Albany N.Y. Retrieved from https://cdm16694.contentdm.oclc.org/digital/collection/p16694coll94/id/57/rec/1

Chicago Style

Chicago Elements

NY Heritage Metadata Element

Collection

Digital Collection

Location

Holding institution

Title

Title

Digital Collection

“New York Heritage Digital Collections”

Date Accessed

[Today’s date]

URL

URL

Architecture
Digital Collection, Holding Institution. “Title.” New York Heritage Digital Collections. Accessed Month Day, Year. URL

Example
ACHA Postcard Collection, Albany Historical Association at ten Broeck Mansion. “Governors Residence Albany N.Y.” New York Heritage Digital Collections. Accessed June 13, 2018. https://cdm16694.contentdm.oclc.org/digital/collection/p16694coll94/id/57/rec/1

Additional Resources

Purdue OWL
https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/section/2/

APA Manual
Title: Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association by American Psychological Association Staff
ISBN: 1433805618
Find it at your local library:
https://www.worldcat.org/title/publication-manual-of-the-american-psychological-association/oclc/997452570&referer=brief_results

MLA Manual
Title: MLA Handbook
ISBN: 9781603292627
Find it at your local library:
https://www.worldcat.org/title/mla-handbook/oclc/951107388&referer=brief_results

Chicago Manual
Title: The Chicago Manual of Style
ISBN: 9780226287058
Find it at your local library:
https://www.worldcat.org/title/chicago-manual-of-style/oclc/989696169&referer=brief_results

LOC LibGuides
APA: https://alliant.libguides.com/apastyle
MLA: https://alliant.libguides.com/mlastyle
Give Credit Where Credit is Due:
https://alliant.libguides.com/c.php?g=692724&p=4908088