How to Cite

Adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style:

A. Citing Database Entries

1. Footnote / Endnote

[Author], [Title] ([Publication Place]: [Publisher], [Publication Date]), in [Owner]'s library in LibraryThing, [LibraryThing URL] (accessed [date]).

For example,

Freiherr von Samuel Pufendorf, De officio hominis et civis juxta legem naturalem libri duo (Cantabrigiæ: Typis Academicis, 1715), in Thomas Jefferson’s library in LibraryThing, http://www.librarything.com/work/324928/details/20782673 (accessed March 2, 2010).

John Potter, Archaeologia Graeca, or The Antiquities of Greece, in Thomas Jefferson’s library in LibraryThing, http://www.librarything.com/work/3839823/details/46590021 (accessed March 2, 2010).

John Cartwright, An Abridgment of "The English Constitution Produced and Illustrated" (London: Printed by D. Deans, 1824), in James Madison’s library in LibraryThing, http://www.librarything.com/work/5038260/details/45268706 (accessed March 2, 2010).


2. Bibliography Entry

[Author]. [Title]. [Publication Place]: [Publisher], [Publication Date]. In [Owner]’s library in LibraryThing. [LibraryThing URL] (accessed [date]).

For example,

Pufendorf, Samuel, Freiherr von. De officio hominis et civis juxta legem naturalem libri duo. Cantabrigiæ: Typis Academicis, 1715. In Thomas Jefferson’s library in LibraryThing. http://www.librarything.com/work/324928/details/20782673 (accessed March 2, 2010).

Potter, John. Archaeologia Graeca, or The Antiquities of Greece. In Thomas Jefferson’s library in LibraryThing. http://www.librarything.com/work/3839823/details/46590021 (accessed March 2, 2010).

Cartwright, John. An Abridgment of "The English Constitution Produced and Illustrated." London: Printed by D. Deans, 1824. In James Madison’s library in LibraryThing. http://www.librarything.com/work/5038260/details/45268706 (accessed March 2, 2010).


B. Citing Website Content or Essays

1. Footnote / Endnote

[Author], [Essay Title], Thomas Jefferson's Libraries, [Site URL] (accessed [date]).

For example,

Thomas Jefferson Foundation, Shadwell Library Reconstructed, Thomas Jefferson's Libraries, http://tjlibraries.monticello.org/transcripts/shadwell/shadwell.html (accessed March 2, 2010).


2. Bibliography Entry

[Author]. [Essay Title]. Thomas Jefferson's Libraries. [Site URL] (accessed [date]).

For example,

Thomas Jefferson Foundation. Shadwell Library Reconstructed. Thomas Jefferson's Libraries. http://tjlibraries.monticello.org/transcripts/shadwell/shadwell.html (accessed March 2, 2010).


C. Citing Manuscript Lists and Other Primary Source Material (shown here as footnotes or endnotes)

1. Inventory of the Estate of Peter Jefferson

Inventory and Appraisement of the Estate of Peter Jefferson, 1757, Albemarle County Will Book, 2: 41-47. Original manuscript at the Library of Virginia.

 

2. 1783 Catalog

Original manuscript:
Thomas Jefferson, 1783 Catalog of Books, circa 1775-1812. 246 pages. Original manuscript from the Coolidge Collection of Thomas Jefferson Manuscripts, Massachusetts Historical Society.

Web version:
Thomas Jefferson, 1783 Catalog of Books, circa 1775-1812, Thomas Jefferson Papers: An Electronic Archive (Boston, Mass.: Massachusetts Historical Society, 2003). http://www.masshist.org/thomasjeffersonpapers/catalog1783/ (accessed [date]).

 

3. 1789 Catalog

Original manuscript:
Thomas Jefferson, 1789 Catalog of Books, circa 1789. 50 pages. Original manuscript from the Coolidge Collection of Thomas Jefferson Manuscripts, Massachusetts Historical Society.

Web version:
Thomas Jefferson, 1789 Catalog of Books, circa 1789, Thomas Jefferson Papers: An Electronic Archive (Boston, Mass. : Massachusetts Historical Society, 2003). http://www.masshist.org/thomasjeffersonpapers/catalog1789/ (accessed [date]).

 

4. Wythe Library List

Original manuscript:
Thomas Jefferson, Inventory of Books Received by Thomas Jefferson from the Estate of George Wythe, circa September 1806. 12 pages. Original manuscript from the Coolidge Collection of Thomas Jefferson Manuscripts, Massachusetts Historical Society.

Web version:
Thomas Jefferson, Inventory of Books Received by Thomas Jefferson from the Estate of George Wythe, circa September 1806, Thomas Jefferson Papers: An Electronic Archive (Boston, Mass. : Massachusetts Historical Society, 2003). http://www.masshist.org/database/doc-viewer.php?item_id=1768 (accessed [date]).

 

5. Retirement Library Catalogue

Original manuscript:
Thomas Jefferson, Second Library Offered for Sale at Public Auction, February 27, 1829. Original manuscript from the Thomas Jefferson Papers, Library of Congress, Series 7, Miscellaneous Bound Volumes, vol. 7.

Web version:
Jefferson, Thomas. Second Library Offered for Sale at Public Auction, February 27, 1829. Manuscript. Thomas Jefferson Papers, Library of Congress. http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mss/mtj.mtjbib026579 (accessed [date]).

 

6. Trist Catalogue

Original manuscript:
Thomas Jefferson,.Catalogue, [1823]. Original manuscript from the Thomas Jefferson Papers, Library of Congress.

Web version:
Thomas Jefferson,.Catalogue, [1823]. Manuscript. Thomas Jefferson Papers, Library of Congress. http://lccn.loc.gov/87204942 (accessed [date]).

 

7. Poor Catalogue

Catalogue. President Jefferson’s Library: A Catalogue of the Extensive and Valuable Library of the Late President Jefferson (Copied From the Original Ms., in His Hand-writing, as Arranged by Himself) To Be Sold at Auction, at the Long Room, Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington City, by Nathaniel P. Poor, on the [27th] February, 1829 (Washington: Printed by Gales and Seaton, 1829).

 

8. Leavitt Catalogue

George A. Leavitt & Co. Catalogue of a Private Library Comprising a Rich Assortment of Rare and Standard Works, Many in Fine Bindings … and a Number of Engraved Copper Plates: Also, the Remaining Portion of the Library of the Late Thomas Jefferson, Comprising Many Classical Works and Several Autograph Letters, Offered by His Grandson, Francis Eppes, of Poplar Forest, Va.: the Whole to be Sold by Auction at the Clinton Hall Sale Rooms, Wednesday and Thursday evenings, November 5th and 6th (New York: George A. Leavitt & Co., 1873).