Using resources

Can I use a newspaper article or photo in my book/website/blog?

This information applies to articles published prior to 1954 only. Use of articles published after 1954 may be subject to copyright restrictions.

The National Library of Australia has digitised newspapers published prior to 1954 on the understanding that they are out of copyright they can be reproduced and used. You should, however, make sure you give proper attribution. If you click on the "Cite" button (top left hand side) of the screen with the page/article/advertisement, this will give you some ways you can use to cite the work.

For further information about copyright, view the Australian Copyright Council website

How to cite a book, picture, map or music

Sometimes it can be difficult to know how to cite material that has been found online and the National Library’s discovery service Trove is one such resource.

As a result we’ve created a mechanism that makes it easier and it’s just a click of a button and then copy and paste the citation of your choice.

To cite a book / picture / map / music

  1. Navigate to the book record you would like to cite
  2. Scroll to the ‘Edition details’ section of the record
  3. Click on the ‘Cite this’ button
  4. A pop up screen will be displayed with examples of commonly used citation styles, copy the citation that is most appropriate.

We recommend that you use the ‘Work Identifier’ rather than the URL as the URL is subject to change.

**All citations are automatically generated and may require some modification to conform to exact standards.

How to cite a person or organisation

The people and organisation records available in Trove can be cited and recorded using the NLA persistent identifier eg http://nla.gov.au/nla.party-783658

  1. Navigate to the person/organisation you would like to cite
  2. Click on the ‘Cite this’ button Cite this button
  3. A pop up screen will be displayed with examples of commonly used citation styles, copy the citation that is most appropriate.

How do I link to an item?

The URL found in the address bar when viewing a work in Trove is bookmarkable. e.g. http://trove.nla.gov.au/work/10369439

This and other links can be found under “cite this” when looking at a particular version/edition.

 

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