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Citing Items From Special Collections

Citing A Map

Examples of a Map Citation


Doolittle, A. J. (1860). Map of Humboldt County. [Laminated map of the county of Humboldt]. HCC Maps (3-1). Cal Poly Humboldt Library, Arcata, CA. 


Doolittle, A. J. Map of Humboldt County. Map. 1999.15.0002. HCC Maps. Cal Poly Humboldt Library, Arcata, CA. 


Doolittle, A. J. Map of Humboldt CountyHCC Maps, 1866, 1999.15.0002 Cal Poly Humboldt Library, Arcata, California. 


Map Citation Format


Author, A. A. (Year, Month Day). Title of map. [Description of map]. Name of Collection (Call number, Box number, File name or number, etc). Cal Poly Humboldt Library, Arcata, CA. 


‚ÄčAuthor's Last Name, First Name (if given) or Name of Organization. Title of Map(if given). Map. Item # or Box/Folder # or Folder Name. Collection Name. Cal Poly Humboldt Library, Arcata, CA.


Author. Title of Map*. Title of Container, Other contributors, Version, Publisher, Publication Date, Cal Poly Humboldt Library, Arcata, California.

*Note: In some instances, your title of source will be in quotation marks as opposed to italics. Consult the MLA style guide for clarification.