Please acknowledge Special Collections as the source of material when citing or reproducing items from the collection.

Elements to include:

  • Author
  • Title
  • Place of publication
  • Publisher
  • Date of publication
  • Edition (if applicable)
  • Page number/s
  • Special Collections, UNSW Canberra [as custodian of the material]

The UNSW Canberra SearchGateway automatically generates citations for Special Collections rare books in the standard academic styles including APA, MLA and Chicago. These can be found by selecting the ‘Citation’ icon in the foot of the catalogue entry for each item.

Example – APA

Great Britain. Air Ministry. (1929). Royal Air Force : Flying training manual, Part 1. Flying instruction. H.M. Stationery Office, pp, 23-28, Special Collections, UNSW Canberra

Example – Chicago

Great Britain. Air Ministry. Royal Air Force : Flying Training Manual, Part 1. Flying Instruction. London: H.M. Stationery Office, 1929, pp. 23-28, Special Collections, UNSW Canberra
 

Elements to include:

  • The name of the collection
  • Special Collections, UNSW Canberra [as custodian of the material]
  • The manuscript number of the collection
  • Series number (if applicable)
  • Box number
  • Folder number
  • Item title or description

Example – for collections organised by series:

Papers of Philip Hodgins, Special Collections, UNSW Canberra, Australian Defence Force Academy, Canberra, MSS 013, Series 2d, Folder 15, ‘Annotated manuscript and typescript drafts and notes, for Up on all fours

Example – for collections organised by box:

Papers of Sandra Burchill, Special Collections, UNSW Canberra, Australian Defence Force Academy, Canberra, MSS 123, Box 1, Folder 2, ‘Correspondence from Harry Heseltine’

Academy Library, UNSW Canberra, Papers of Philip Hodgins, MS 13/2d/15, Annotated manuscript and typescript drafts and notes, for Up on all fours.
 

Include the following text with the citation: 'From the collection of the National Archives of Australia’ held at Special Collections, UNSW Canberra

When citing items from the John Howard Collection, clients should refer to the National Archives of Australia fact sheet on citation.