Citation, Documentation of Sources
Q. I want to cite a newspaper article contained within a microfilm edition that has been scanned into a PDF and is available online at a (US) state archive. I am inclined to cite it as a newspaper article and include the online database tag at the end of the citation, ignoring the microfilm finding aids that still define the PDF of the page (reel no., image no., etc.). Is my inclination correct? And if not, how would I go about citing this article?
A. Your plan is a good one. You can always annotate a citation, if you like, in a note or bibliography. Just add a line with whatever extra information you think is helpful.