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How to Cite

The Theodore Roosevelt Center is dedicated to providing the public free access to all Roosevelt collections contained in the digital library and to all information on the website. The Center kindly requests that scholars and others using these resources attribute the Theodore Roosevelt Center and its contributing partners as the source of information used.

Please see below for examples for citations from Chicago, MLA and APA formats. If you have questions about citation styles, we recommend The Purdue Owl Research and Citation guidelines.

Chicago:

(Citation formatting taken from The Chicago Manual of Style,  15th edition, 17.222-17.231)

If citing an entire collection and not a specific document: [Collection Name]. [Repository Name].Theodore Roosevelt Digital Library. Dickinson State University. www.theodorerooseveltcenter.org

  • Example: Theodore Roosevelt Papers at the Library of Congress. Library of Congress. Theodore Roosevelt Digital Library. Dickinson State University. www.theodorerooseveltcenter.org

If citing a particular record within a collection: [Title of document]. [Date of document]. [Title of Collection]. [Call Number]. [Repository]. [Persistent URL]. Theodore Roosevelt Digital Library. Dickinson State University.

MLA:

If citing an entire collection and not a specific document: [Collection Name]. [Repository]. Theodore Roosevelt Digital Library. Dickinson State University. Web. [Date of Access]. <www.theodorerooseveltcenter.org>

  • Example: Theodore Roosevelt papers at the Library of Congress. Library of Congress. Theodore Roosevelt Digital Library. Dickinson State University. Web. 27 April 2011. <www.theodorerooseveltcenter.org>
  • Example:  Theodore Roosevelt Collection. Houghton Library, Harvard University. Theodore Roosevelt Digital Library. Dickinson State University. Web. 27 April 2011. <www.theodorerooseveltcenter.org>

If citing a particular record within a collection: [Creator last, first name]. [Title of document, Creation Date, Resource type]. [Call Number].  [Collection Name]. [Repository]. Theodore Roosevelt Digital Library. Dickinson State University. Web. [Date of Access]. [Persistent URL].

  • Example: Abbott, Lyman. Letter from Lyman Abbott to Theodore Roosevelt, 10 Feb 1902, Letter. Theodore Roosevelt Papers at the Library of Congress. Library of Congress. Dickinson State University. Web. 27 April 2011. <http://theodorerooseveltcenter.org/Research/Digital-Library/Record.aspx?libID=o36986>.
  • Example: Roosevelt, Theodore. Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt Cowles, 26 Nov 1876, Letter. MS Am 1540 (9). Theodore Roosevelt Collection. Houghton Library, Harvard University. Theodore Roosevelt Digital Library. Dickinson State University. Web. 27 April 2011. <http://theodorerooseveltcenter.org/Research/Digital-Library/Record.aspx?libID=o278353>.

APA:

If citing an entire collection and not a specific document: [Collection Name]. [Repository]. Theodore Roosevelt Digital Library. Dickinson State University. Retrieved from www.theodorerooseveltcenter.org.

  • Example: Theodore Roosevelt Papers at the Library of Congress.  Library of Congress. Theodore Roosevelt Digital Library. Dickinson State University. Retrieved from www.theodorerooseveltcenter.org.
  • Example: Theodore Roosevelt Collection. Houghton Library, Harvard University. Theodore Roosevelt Digital Library. Dickinson State University. Retrieved from www.theodorerooseveltcenter.org.

If citing a particular record with in a collection: [Creator last, first initial]. (Creation Date). [Title of document]. [Call Number]. [Collection Name]. [Repository]. Retrieved from [Persistent URL].

  • Example: Abbott, L. (10 February 1902). Letter from Lyman Abbott to Theodore Roosevelt. Theodore Roosevelt Papers at the Library of Congress. Library of Congress. Retrieved from http://theodorerooseveltcenter.org/Research/Digital-Library/Record.aspx?libID=o36986.
  • Example: Roosevelt, T. (26 November 1876). Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt Cowles. MS Am 1540 (9). Theodore Roosevelt Collection. Houghton Library, Harvard University. Retrieved from http://theodorerooseveltcenter.org/Research/Digital-Library/Record.aspx?libID=o278353.