Citing archives and special collections in academic research

Posted on 12th April 2018 by Paul Carter

Research Libraries UK, The National Archives and Jisc have commissioned TheResearchBase to undertake a study into the citation of archives and special collection holding repositories within academic publications.  The objectives of the research are to find out:

•  What information repositories currently gather regarding their users

•  What guidance is given to users regarding how they should cite a repository within a publication

•  Whether repositories actively survey citations and the use to which this information is put

•  The appetite and advantages of establishing a more uniform system of citation to archival and special collection repositories.

For further information see:

To facilitate this research, a short survey (dealine:20 April) is available at