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Guide to Archival Research

A guide on using archival materials held in the University Archives

American Psychological Association

In-text Citations with APA

Enclose the author's surname and date in brackets (and/or the title if the author is unknown or you are citing multiple works by that author with the same date).

... in his letter to the electorate (Hicks, 1956). Voting patterns are treated in later reports (Annapolis County Chamber of Commerce Minutes, 1958) ....

Reference-page Citations with APA

Author [last name first]. (year month day). Title [description of material]. Name of collection (call number, identifier or box/folder/item number). Name and location of repository.

Letter

Hicks, H.D. (1956, October 24). Correspondence from Henry Davies Hicks to the Annapolis County electorate. Henry Davies Hicks fonds (MS-2-511, Box 15, Folder 9). Dalhousie University Archives, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Textual document

Wilson, B. (2000). Typescript of short story Brothers and Sisters by Budge Wilson. Budge Wilson fonds (MS-2-650.2013-070, Box 3, Folder 9). Dalhousie University Archives, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Photographs

Wamboldt Waterfield Photography Limited. (1981, February 7). Andy MacKay Installed as President of Dal [photograph]. Wamboldt Waterfield Photographic Collection (MS-4-250, Box 74, Folder 7). Dalhousie University Archives, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Graphic material

Creighton, C. (197-). Watercolour painting [painting]. Catherine Creighton and family fonds (MS-2-656, Box 12, Folder 6). Dalhousie University Archives, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Ephemera

Dalhousie Student Union. (1986). In Search of the Supernatural [poster]. Dalhousie University Reference Collection (MS-1-Ref, Box 16, Folder 27). Dalhousie University Archives, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.