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IR citations

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Effective: December 2015

Programmer: Ying Jin




Chicago Style is the default citation format for the repository, which applies across more disciplines, document types (e.g. journal articles, images, archival documents, etc.)1and metadata application profiles.


It is recommended to use the Zotero citation management tool to create alternative citation styles.


Breakdown of citation by segments

Item citations are systematically generated and populated in the dc.identifier.citation element. Citations are comprised of the following segments, metadata elements and rules.



Formatting notes










  • Typically an item will have only one kind of primary originator either a “creator” or “author” but not both

  • Only the first 3 author or creator names are listed. The phrase “et al.” is shown for any names over three.

  • Photographer, illustrator and performer names are shown with the role in parenthesis.







  • Titles are shown in quotation marks











  • For article level items which use dc.citation.__ elements.

  • Journal title info is shown in italics

  • Issue number is shown in parenthesis





  • Only year value is shown.

  • Dates are displayed in parenthesis



Electronic Publisher




  • Primarily used in culture heritage or archival materials (e.g. Rice University, Shepherd School of Music, Rice University, etc.)

  • Followed by colon

  • Recommended NOT to use dc.publisher element in faculty publications




Permanent Identifier





  • URLs are displayed as clickable links

  • Show DOI if available otherwise use handle URI (but not both)

  • DOI is recorded for faculty publications where article is originally published outside scholarship archive





Article level publications


Campbell, B.J., Rosenkranz, S., Kang, H.J., et al., "Long-range two-dimensional superstructure in the superconducting electron-doped cuprate Pr0.88LaCe0.12CuO4." Physical Review B, 92, (2015): http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevB.92.014118.



Hadamard, J.. "The Early Scientific Work oF Henri Poincare." Rice Institute Pamphlet - Rice University Studies,9, no. 3 (1922) Rice University: http://hdl.handle.net/1911/63480.


"To Thine Own Self...." Rice Thresher, 54, no. 1 (1966) Rice University: http://hdl.handle.net/1911/44365.



Issue level publications


Fondren Library. Friends. "The flyleaf, 1991 (Volume 41:4)." (1991) Rice University: http://hdl.handle.net/1911/62506.


Andryczyk, Mark, Grondelski, John M., O'Keefe, Terrence, et al., "The Sarmatian Review, Vol., 35, No. 3." (2015) The Polish Institute of Houston, Inc.: http://hdl.handle.net/1911/82030.




Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 and Tate, Nahum, 1652-1715. "The history of King Lear: a tragedy, as it is now acted at the King's theatre. Reviv'd with alterations. By N. Tate." (1729) Rice University: http://hdl.handle.net/1911/61602.


Koecher, Max and Jones, B. Frank. "Lecture notes in mathematics: an elementary approach to bounded symmetric domains." (1969) Rice University: http://hdl.handle.net/1911/62595.


Archival materials


Campbell, Albert Sherrad. "U.S. Civil War journal, Aug. – Oct., 1862 (high resolution)." (1862) Rice University: http://hdl.handle.net/1911/36131


"Oliver R. Garnett, Rice Institute." (1914) Rice University:  http://hdl.handle.net/1911/81411.


"Rice Institute football video, 1949 Rice vs. Arkansas." (1949) Rice University: http://hdl.handle.net/1911/76463.


Additional contributors

Non-authors (e.g. photographer and illustrator) roles are displayed in parentheses.


Stewart, Ed (photographer). Dubose, Jean (illustrator). "Rendering of Ryon Engineering Laboratory, Rice University." (1964) Rice University: http://hdl.handle.net/1911/71464.


Weems, Carrington (photographer). "Looking over Christiania - Oslo, Norway." (1908) Rice University: http://hdl.handle.net/1911/69828.


Mi Hyun Chi, piano (performer). "Variations in F Minor, Hob. XVII/6." (1978) Shepherd School of Music, Rice University: http://hdl.handle.net/1911/59940.


Special Cases

The following collections have custom citation code based on document type or project specifications.


Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Includes degree level (e.g. Thesis)


Bray, H. E.. "A Green's theorem in terms of Lebesgue integrals." (1918) Diss., Rice University. http://hdl.handle.net/1911/18199



Includes full date, patent ID and uses “retrieved from” as patents are originally published at the US Patent and Trademark website.


Mittleman, Daniel M. and Wang, Kanglin, "Method for coupling terahertz pulses into a coaxial waveguide." Patent US9178282B2. issued 2015-11-03. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1911/87476.


Thresher Issue-level

Given that the dc.title contains typical citation data (vol. dates), the dc.citation is simply dc.title + publisher + link


The Thresher (Houston, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 1, Ed. 1 Saturday, January 15, 1916. Rice University, http://hdl.handle.net/1911/64893.


Chao Center Oral Histories

Follows Chicago methodfor Unpublished interviews


Baterina, Gloria Ferrer, interview by Parker, Gabby and Maudling, Kristi. October 26, 2014. Houston Asian American Archives oral history interviews, 1980-2015, MS 573, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University. http://hdl.handle.net/1911/82043.




For grant funded projects, please see project guidelines for the Americas Collection and TIMEA



1 The Chicago method places the date info after the title, so in cases where there is no author the title appears before the date which avoids awkward looking citations like this example using APA method:


(1941). "Miles Single Engine Fighter Aircraft- M 20/2 manual." http://hdl.handle.net/1911/78915.


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