Time Stamp for Cited Work


Used to record any time stamp that was found on the cited resource when it was examined, for resources such as databases that may use a time signature to identify different versions.


This element does not represent the time when the cited resource was examined but rather the time it was produced or distributed, whatever milestone the resource creators chose to record the time.

Related Elements

Access Date for Cited Work <access-date> is the date on which the cited work was examined. Some online resources are changing so quickly that a citation to the resource is not complete without the date on which the resource was examined.

Model Description

Text, numbers, or special characters

Tagged Example

<citation citation-type="commun">
<person-group person-group-type="author">
<article-title>New Z39.50 resource [Internet]</article-title>
<source>Message to: Karen Patrias</source>
<time-stamp>1:18 pm</time-stamp>
<access-date>cited 1998 Feb 28</access-date>
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