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Citing biomedical documents - National Library of Medicine (NLM) style

Citing manuscript collections
National Library of Medicine (NLM) style

Patrias K. Citing medicine: the NLM style guide for authors, editors, and publishers [Internet]. 2nd ed. Wendling DL, technical editor. Bethesda (MD): National Library of Medicine (US); 2007 [updated 2009 Oct 21; cited 2010 Apr 30]. Available from: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/citingmedicine

Components/elements listed in the order they should appear in a reference: (R) = required, (O) = optional

Author (R) | Author Affiliation (O) | Title (R) | Type of Medium (R) | Secondary Author (O) | Date (R) | Extent (Pagination) (O) | Physical Description (O) | Availability (R) | Language (R) | Notes (O)

  • Manuscript collection standard citation with full name for authors
    • Calderwood, Howard Black. Howard B. Calderwood World Health Organization development collection. 1945-1946. 95 items; 1 box. Located at: Modern Manuscripts Collection, History of Medicine Division, National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, MD; MS C 171.
  • Manuscript collection with optional initials for author
    • Calderwood HB. Howard B. Calderwood World Health Organization development collection. 1945-1946. 95 items; 1 box. Located at: Modern Manuscripts Collection, History of Medicine Division, National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, MD; MS C 171.
  • Manuscript collection with multiple authors
    • Henle, Werner; Henle, Gertrude. Growing up with virology: an annotated bibliography of Werner and Gertrude Henle. [1986?]. 4 items; 0.2 linear feet. Located at: Modern Manuscripts Collection, History of Medicine Division, National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, MD; MS C 460.
    • Agnes, D. Hayes; Barnes, J.J.; Bliss, D.W.; Hamilton, Frank H.; Reyburn, Robert; Woodward, J.J. Official medical bulletins relating to the health of U.S. president James Garfield. 1881 Jul 6-Sep 19. 103 items. Located at: Modern Manuscripts Collection, History of Medicine Division, National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, MD; MS C 66.
  • Manuscript collection with compilers
    • Youtz, Dorothy Jane, compiler. District of Columbia League for Nursing collection. 1960-1980. 2 boxes. Located at: Modern Manuscripts Collection, History of Medicine Division, National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, MD; MS C 297.
    • Kornhauser Health Sciences Library, compiler. Kentucky medical history: WPA research project records [microfilm]. 1801-1940. 32 reels: negative, 35 mm. Located at: Modern Manuscripts Collection, History of Medicine Division, National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, MD; MS Film 24.
  • Manuscript collection with author and compiler
    • Armstrong, Charles. Charles Armstrong collection. Leake, James Payton, compiler. 1920-1963. 114 items; 2 boxes. Located at: Modern Manuscripts Collection, History of Medicine Division, National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, MD; MS C 269.
  • Manuscript collection with organization as author
    • Association of Military Surgeons of the United States. Association of Military Surgeons Wellcome Prize essay collection. 1933. 15 essays; 0.21 linear feet. Located at: Modern Manuscripts Collection, History of Medicine Division, National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, MD; MS C 543.
  • Manuscript collection with government organization as author
    • National Library of Medicine (US). Regional Medical Programs Service collection. 1948-1993. 13 boxes. Located at: Modern Manuscripts Collection, History of Medicine Division, National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, MD; MS C 501.
  • Manuscript collection with no author or compiler
    • Collection concerning health resorts. 1881-1889. 13 items. Located at: Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, DC; MSS5746.
  • Manuscript collection with author/compiler affiliation
    • Youtz, Dorothy Jane, compiler (The Capital City School of Nursing, Washington, DC). District of Columbia League for Nursing collection. 1960-1980. 2 boxes. Located at: Modern Manuscripts Collection, History of Medicine Division, National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, MD; MS C 297.
  • Manuscript collection title not in English
    • Fonds du Conseil de Recherches Medicales. 1944-1982. 187 feet. Located at: Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, ON; R1218-0-5-F. French.
  • Manuscript collection title not in English with optional translation included
    • Fonds du Conseil de Recherches Medicales [Collections of the Medical Research Council]. 1944-1982. 187 feet. Located at: Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, ON; R1218-0-5-F. French.
  • Manuscript collection in microform
    • Billings, John Shaw. Papers [microfilm]. 1861-1918. 61 reels: black & white, negative, 35 mm. Located at: Modern Manuscripts Collection, History of Medicine Division, National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, MD; MS Film 25.
    • McFarland, Ross Armstrong. Ross A. McFarland collection in aerospace medicine and human factors engineering [microfiche]. 1849-1983. Approx. 15,600 microfiche: 4 x 6 in. Located at: Fordham Health Sciences Library, Wright State University School of Medicine, Dayton, OH; Z6664.3.M37.
  • Manuscript collection with standard date range
    • Billings, John S. John Shaw Billings Centennial collection. 1964-1965. 1 box. Located at: Modern Manuscripts Collection, History of Medicine Division, National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, MD; MS C 261.
  • Manuscript collection dates with month and day included
    • Agnes, D. Hayes; Barnes, J.J.; Bliss, D.W.; Hamilton, Frank H.; Reyburn, Robert; Woodward, J.J. Official medical bulletins relating to the health of U.S. president James Garfield. 1881 Jul 6-Sep 19. 103 items. Located at: Modern Manuscripts Collection, History of Medicine Division, National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, MD; MS C 66.
  • Manuscript collection with dates estimated
    • Henle, Werner; Henle, Gertrude. Growing up with virology: an annotated bibliography of Werner and Gertrude Henle. [1986?]. 4 items; 0.2 linear feet. Located at: Modern Manuscripts Collection, History of Medicine Division, National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, MD; MS C 460.
    • Loewi, Otto. Otto Loewi papers. [circa 1935-1956]. 1 box. Located at: Modern Manuscripts Collection, History of Medicine Division, National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, MD; MS C 409.
    • Alchemy collection [microfilm]. [circa 1700s]. 1 reel: black & white, negative, 35 mm. Located at: Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, DC; MSS98426. French, German, Italian.
    • American College of Cardiology. Oral history of twenty-five years of American cardiology. [1949-1974?]. 6 items. Located at: Modern Manuscripts Collection, History of Medicine Division, National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, MD; MS ACC 398. Accompanied by: 5 audiocassettes.
  • Manuscript collection in multiple volumes
    • History of Ophthalmology. 1988-1989. 2 vol. Located at: Modern Manuscripts Collection, History of Medicine Division, National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, MD; MS ACC 632.
  • Manuscript collection with extent estimated
    • Frost, Gideon. Manuscript physician bills and accounts. 1821-1834. Approx. 100 items. Located at: Modern Manuscripts Collection, History of Medicine Division, National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, MD; MS C 508.
    • McFarland, Ross Armstrong. Ross A. McFarland collection in aerospace medicine and human factors engineering [microfiche]. 1849-1983. Approx. 15,600 microfiche: 4 x 6 in. Located at: Fordham Health Sciences Library, Wright State University School of Medicine, Dayton, OH; Z6664.3.M37.
  • Manuscript collection with physical description
    • Henle, Werner; Henle, Gertrude. Growing up with virology: an annotated bibliography of Werner and Gertrude Henle. [1986?]. 4 items; 0.2 linear feet. Located at: Modern Manuscripts Collection, History of Medicine Division, National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, MD; MS C 460.
    • Anfensen, Christian B. Christian B. Anfinsen Papers. 1939-1999. 16 linear feet. Located at: Modern Manuscripts Collection, History of Medicine Division, National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, MD; MS C 496. Finding aid available from: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/hmd/manuscripts/ead/anfinsen.html
    • 18th century German medical manuscript collection. 1708, 1762-1776. 1 box; 0.21 linear feet. Located at: Modern Manuscripts Collection, History of Medicine Division, National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, MD; MS C 512. German.
    • American College of Nurse-Midwives. American College of Nurse-Midwives archives. 1946-1976. 41 boxes; 16 linear feet. Located at: Modern Manuscripts Collection, History of Medicine Division, National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, MD; MS C 330.
  • Manuscript collection with items not in English
    • Meyerhof, Max. Max Meyerhof papers. 1908-1938. 30 items. Located at: Modern Manuscripts Collection, History of Medicine Division, National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, MD; MS F 131. German.
    • von Diringshofen, Heinz. Heinz von Diringshofen papers. 1912-1977. 14 boxes; 5.88 linear feet. Located at: Modern Manuscripts Collection, History of Medicine Division, National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, MD; MS C 535. German, English, French, Spanish, Italian.
    • Fonds du Conseil de Recherches Medicales [Collections of the Medical Research Council]. 1944-1982. 187 feet. Located at: Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, ON; R1218-0-5-F. French.
  • Manuscript collection with availability
    • McFarland, Ross Armstrong. Ross A. McFarland collection in aerospace medicine and human factors engineering [microfiche]. 1849-1983. Approx. 15,600 microfiche: 4 x 6 in. Located at: Fordham Health Sciences Library, Wright State University School of Medicine, Dayton, OH; Z6664.3.M37.
  • Manuscript collection accompanied by material in another medium
    • American College of Cardiology. Oral history of twenty-five years of American cardiology. [1949-1974?]. 6 items. Located at: Modern Manuscripts Collection, History of Medicine Division, National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, MD; MS ACC 398. Accompanied by: 5 audiocassettes.
  • Manuscript collection with restrictions on use
    • Henle, Werner; Henle, Gertrude. Growing up with virology: an annotated bibliography of Werner and Gertrude Henle. [1986?]. 4 items; 0.2 linear feet. Located at: Modern Manuscripts Collection, History of Medicine Division, National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, MD; MS C 460. Written permission of Dr. Gertrude Henle is required to quote, cite, paraphrase, or publish any of the unpublished material during her lifetime.
    • Murphy, Lois Barclay. Drafts, reports, and correspondence of Lois B. Murphy. 1934-1992. 3.1 linear feet. Located at: Modern Manuscripts Collection, History of Medicine Division, National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, MD; MS ACC 713. Materials stored offsite; 24 hour prior notice required for delivery.
  • Manuscript collection with other notes
    • Bailey, Zachariah. Papers of Zachariah Bailey. 1759-1819. Located at: Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, DC; MSS6328. Plantation account book kept by the Bailey family of Sussex County, Va., including records for the hiring out and medical care of slaves, medical fees, and records of Zachariah Bailey, and Bailey family genealogical material.
    • History of Ophthalmology. 1988-1989. 2 vol. Located at: Modern Manuscripts Collection, History of Medicine Division, National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, MD; MS ACC 632. Proceedings of the History of Ophthalmology conferences held at the National Library of Medicine in March of 1988 and 1989.
    • Hinman, Edward J. Hinman medical informatics collection. 1969-1990. 6 boxes; 6.25 linear feet. Located at: Modern Manuscripts Collection, History of Medicine Division, National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, MD; MS C 547. Finding aid available at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/hmd/manuscripts/ead/hinman547.html Board meeting notes, drafts of by-laws and constitutions, reports, correspondence, conference packets, and publications represent materials collected by Hinman during his executive involvement with the activities of six interrelated medical informatics societies.
    • Anfensen, Christian B. Christian B. Anfinsen Papers. 1939-1999. 16 linear feet. Located at: Modern Manuscripts Collection, History of Medicine Division, National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, MD; MS C 496. Finding aid available from: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/hmd/manuscripts/ead/anfinsen.html