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Citing archival documents and permission for publication

Citing archival documents

The information below sets out how to cite archival material held in the Special Collections, University of Southampton Library, in notes, publications and theses.

Citation of archival material should be precise and consistent. This demonstrates that research work has been based on documentary evidence as well as allowing other researchers to identify the source.

The citation should take the following form:

Material for publication or commercial use

Most archival material held is in copyright. Where material is to be used in a publication or in a broadcast permission should be obtained. Please contact us at:


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