When you reproduce or refer to material held in the archive and library collections, you must make sure people can find the original item if needed. Here are guidelines for accurately citing our materials.
When publishing or broadcasting material held in our collections, please request permission.
A citation for a published item should include:
Example – Vaux, James Hardy, Memoirs of James Hardy Vaux, (London: Printed by W. Clowes, 1819).
If an item is from one of the following special collections, the name of the collection needs to be included in your citation.
Our special collections are:
Example – Dulcote, Alfred, E-MIGRATION or A Flight of fair game, lithograph, Allport Library and Museum of Fine Arts, State Library of Tasmania
Example – Beattie, J. W, Capt. William Langdon, Members of the Parliament of Tasmania [photograph album] no 56, Hobart [19–]
Example – Holloway, John Frances. William Legrand a study [thesis], Queensland, 2010
When citing archival records, you need to include:
Example – Tasmanian Archives: HSD62/1/4
When creating a reference list, bibliography or footnotes you will need to include:
Example – Tasmanian Archives: Devon Public Hospital; Admission Registers, HSD62/1/4 1939-1943
You will find the details you need for both formats by doing a series search.
You may need to acknowledge the donor of the records. You can find details of what you need to include under How to Use Series on the Series Details page.
When citing archival records with additional conditions, you need to add an acknowledgement:
When creating a reference list, bibliography or footnotes for items with additional conditions you need to add an acknowledgement:
For further information on citing archival records please refer to:
For further information on citing non-archival references please refer to:
Submit a permission form if you are using our images in your publication.
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