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Training School for Wives and Mothers from "The Church in the Southern Black Community" Collection  the Deliverance by Ellen Anderson Gholson Glasgow from The "Library of Southern Literature" Collection  Fight or Buy Bonds: Third Liberty Loans by Howard Chandler Christy from the "North Carolinians and the Great War" Collection  Portrait of Frederick Douglass from the autobiography Life and Times of Frederick Douglass from "The North American Slave Narratives" Collection  Letter from the Robert March Hanes papers from the "North Carolina Experience"  Collection 

For more information and guidance on using MLA style, please consult the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Library's "Citing Information Tutorial."

General format:

Author. Title. Place originally published: Publisher, date originally published. Documenting the American South. Date of electronic publication. University Library, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Date the document was accessed <url of the document>.

Finding citation information on DocSouth web pages

Most of the information you need to write a citation can be found at the top of the document menu page or in the source description of the full text document. (view detail)

Chopin, Kate. The Awakening. Chicago: Herbert S. Stone, 1899. Documenting the American South. 1998. University Library, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 7 January 2004 <http://docsouth.unc.edu/southlit/chopinawake/chopin.html>.

Ransom, John Crowe. "Sunset." Poems About God. New York: Henry Holt, 1919. Documenting the American South. 1999. University Library, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 7 April 2004 <http://docsouth.unc.edu/southlit/ransom/ransom.html>.

Images from books (view detail)

Andrews, R. McCants. "Title Page Image." John Merrick: A Biographical Sketch. Durham, N.C.: Press of the Seeman Printery, 1920. Documenting the American South. 2002. University Library, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 7 January 2004 <http://docsouth.unc.edu/nc/andrews/title.html>.

Images or Photographs (view detail)

B., M. For Girls Must Work That Men May Fight: Y.W.C.A. War Work Council, [c.1914-18]. Documenting the American South. 2002. University Library, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 7 January 2004 <http://docsouth.unc.edu/wwi/41869/menu.html>.

Diaries that have already been published: (view detail)

Andrews, Eliza Frances. The War-Time Journal of a Georgia Girl, 1864-1865. New York: D. Appleton, 1908. Documenting the American South. 1997. University Library, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 7 January 2004 <http://docsouth.unc.edu/fpn/andrews/menu.html>.

Diaries and Letters that have not been published
(For example, a transcript of manuscript in the Southern Historical Collection) (view detail)

Edmondson, Belle. Diary of Belle Edmondson, January - November, 1864. Transcript of manuscript #1707, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Documenting the American South. 1997. University Library, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 7 January 2004 <http://docsouth.unc.edu/fpn/edmondson/edmondson.html>.

Letter (republished) (view detail)

Douglass, Frederick. Letter to William Lloyd Garrison. Montrose, [Scotland], 26 February 1846. From The Liberator, 27 March 1846; Rpt. in Life and Writings of Frederick Douglass, Ed. Philip Foner. Vol. 1. New York: International Publishers, 1950. 138. Documenting the American South. 2003. University Library, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 7 January 2004 <http://docsouth.unc.edu/neh/douglass/support12.html>.

Sound Recordings—Music (view detail)

Poole, Charlie. "Can I Sleep in Your Barn Tonight Mister." 2003. Documenting the American South. 2003. University Library, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 7 January 2004 <http://docsouth.unc.edu/nc/barn/menu.html>.

Oral History Interview (view detail)

Clinton, William J. (Bill). Interview. Documenting the American South June 1974. [Day Month Year item consulted]. <http://docsouth.unc.edu/sohp/A-027/menu.html>.

       Note: Oral Histories of the American South recommends using the following citation format, which offers a more        complete description of the interview's location:

       Oral History Interview with William J. (Bill) Clinton, June 15, 1974. Interview A-0027. Southern Oral History Program
       Collection (#4007) in the Southern Oral History Program Collection, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library,
       University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Published by Documenting the American South [Day Month Year item
       consulted]. <http://docsouth.unc.edu/sohp/A-027/menu.html>.

Introductions and other articles not previously published (view detail)

Maffly-Kipp, Laurie F. An Introduction to the Church in the Southern Black Community. Documenting the American South. 2001. University Library, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 7 January 2004 <http://docsouth.unc.edu/church/intro.html>.