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From: Jennifer Guimond <>
Subject: Re: [TGF] citation questions
Date: Sun, 8 May 2011 16:59:31 -0400
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Thanks so much for your feedback. I wasn't sure if it was appropriate to
use the newspaper model in EE, because all that's in the database is a
clipping with source info added. If I can't see the whole page and verify
for myself that the newspaper name, date, page, and column are correct, can
I still use use the newspaper model on EE page 809? It does look better to

Thanks again,

Jennifer Guimond

On Sat, May 7, 2011 at 7:16 PM, Harold Henderson

> 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.
> Harold
> 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
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