Please view the videos below for information on how to use the Digital Teaching Collections for your primary source research.
The format of a citation for an item within a digital collection will depend on the style manual being used. Citations should provide as much information as possible to lead other researchers to the source being cited. In general, a citation for an item in UT’s digital collections should include the following:
Date of Creation
Object / Item / Image Title
Wily, Catherine. Self portrait. Anna Catherine Wiley Sketches Collection. (n.d.). University of
Tennessee Libraries, Knoxville. digital.lib.utk.edu/collections/islandora/object/acwiley%3A281
Accessed 12 December 2019.
Purdue University’s Online Writing Lab (OWL) is an excellent resource to help with citations using MLA, APA, and Chicago styles.
Asking some basic questions about a primary source allows us to uncover what the source is telling us about the past, helping us to gather support for what happened and why.