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Citing a UConn Digital Collection

Many different and equally appropriate styles can be used for citing materials found in electronic resources such as those created by the University of Connecticut. The appropriate style guides that you can use will vary and be influenced by teachers’ and professors’ preferences, academic disciplines, and the nature of the final publication (e.g., high school report, college research paper, formal publication in a journal or magazine, etc.). Citation styles for the arts and humanities also differ tremendously from those used in the sciences. In addition to the styles promoted by Kate Turabian (known as Turabian), the American Psychological Association (known as APA), and the Modern Language Association (known as MLA), there are many other accepted bibliographic citation styles, including those published by the American Political Science Association (APSA), the Council of Biology Editors (CBE), the Associated Press (AP), and the University of Chicago (Chicago). Important Note: These guidelines are for general use only. Please also consult with your appropriate teachers and instructors about the citation guidelines that you will need to follow.

Citation Formats

Example: Sample Web site Citation Using the MLA Format

General MLA Format:

Title of Web Resource. Date of Web Publication or Latest Update. Names of Sponsoring Institutions and Organizations. Web. Date of Web Access By User.


Connecticut History Online. 2008. Connecticut Historical Society, Thomas J. Dodd Research Center at the University of Connecticut, and Mystic Seaport. Web. 10 May 2010.

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