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Public and Unpublished Sources Examples

Of course notes and bibliographic entries should include information necessary for another researcher to locate the same items. These elements are not at standardized for public documents as they are for most published materials, but following information should be included if possible:

  • Place of Publishing (municipality name for example)
  • Which body formally created the document (department name, committee name, etc)
  • Title of work if this is given
  • Individual author (usually an editor)
  • Other information helpful for subsequent researchers attempting to find the document (catalog number for example)
  • Publisher, if different from issuing body

Government Documents

N:
1. Firstname Lastname, “Title of Unpublished Material” (source type identifier, Place of Publication, year of publication), page number(s).

B:
Lastname, Firstname. Title of Unpublished Material.” Source type identifier, Place of Publication, year of publication.

N:
Arthur Field, ed., “City of Kamloop’s Hazardous material disposal form 3-C ” (City of Kamloops Public Document, Kamloops British Columbia, 2010), 1-2.

B:
Field, Arthur, ed. ““City of Kamloop’s Hazardous material disposal form 3-C .” City of Kamloops Public Document. Kamloops, British Columbia. 2010.

Masters Theses and PHD Dissertations

Titles of unpublished works should be bound by quotation marks and capitalized. Citations for a master`s thesis would resemble those below but would replace the phrase “PhD diss” with “masters thesis.”

TRU's library can obtain both masters` theses and PhD dissertations from the school to which they were delivered, but this type of interlibrary loan can take weeks if not months.

N:
1. Jonathan Perfect, “Bloody Symbolism: Iconography and Bearbaiting in Medieval England (PhD diss, University College of the Caribou, 1978), 15-16.

B:
Perfect, Johnathan. “Bloody Symbolism: Iconography and Bearbaiting in Medieval England.” PhD Dissertation, University College of the Caribou, 1978.