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From: Harold Henderson <>
Subject: Re: [TGF] citation questions
Date: Sat, 7 May 2011 18:16:22 -0500
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Jennifer --

I think your citation is fine, but it can be a little finer if you want. You
have all the information there. If you want to tweak it, I would follow the
model on p. 809 (section 14.22) of Evidence Explained. By citing the actual
newspaper first and then giving the online information, you can save a few
words, and also that make it fall into a pattern very familiar from on-line
census citations.

For clippings sent to you, I'm not sure citation rules require you to
describe the full path of acquisition, but it seems courteous and helpful
to do so. If you reverse the format as EE suggests, then you can just say
something like, "obtained via PPNF" or something like that. This would be
analogous to crediting a fellow researcher who provided a lookup.


On Sat, May 7, 2011 at 4:48 PM, Jennifer Guimond <>wrote:

> Hi All,
> I'm trying to cite some newspaper clippings and I'm not sure of the best
> format to use. The source is a databse called the Pikes Peak NewsFinder,
> hosted by a library district. It provides an index of articles from
> newspapers in Colorado Springs, CO. In some cases, there is a link to an
> imaged clipping of the article, in which case I cite as follows (please
> correct me if I'm wrong here):
> "Pikes Peak NewsFinder," database and images, *Pikes Peak Library
> District:PPLD* (
> :
> accessed 21 Oct 2010); image of newspaper clipping for "Zeldia Anne Hankins
> Dies; Rites Thursday"; citing Colordao Springs (Colorado) Gazette
> Telegraph,
> 14 August 1973, p. B1, col. 2.
> In cases where there is no image of the article online, there is a option
> to
> order the article, and this is where I get confused. The articles I
> receive
> are similiar to the ones found online--images of newspaper clippings--but
> sent via email. I want to keep the reference to the database, because
> that's how I found the article. But I'm wondering about the best way to
> note that the image was provided by the library rather than available
> online.
> Thanks for your input!
> Jennifer Guimond
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Harold Henderson
Research and Writing from NW Indiana
Professional genealogy in and around Chicago -- Rockford to Fort Wayne,
Muskegon to Indianapolis

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