Good day EE editor,
I am continuing on my quest to gain a better understanding of the basics, at least that is where I think I am at right now. That is the problem with self learning I never really know where I am at.
Currently I am studying citations regarding newspapers online offered by a third party provider.
Using the citation example 14.22 on page 808, Newspaper Articles (Online images) and various forum posts, I have documented my format as:
Source list entry
Jurisdiction. Newspaper title. Dates examined. Database with images. Website title. URL: year accessed.
Author, Article Title, Newspaper title, Issue Date, Page & Column; imaged in DB owner/creator, DB title, database with images, Website owner/creator, Website title (URL: date accessed), path or search criteria; citing x (if required).
Author, Article Title.
The bold text (sorry couldn't figure out how to make colored) represents my adjustment to the citation format which I created from pg 808 and also my reading on the forum posts.
May I ask for your guidance on a few things please? As I write out my issues I am beginning to guess at a few.
- Is the jurisdiction for the original newspaper or the website?
- In reading the source list entry I feel that without the red text, the reader would interpret source as a physical object being cited rather than a database. Is this correct thinking? Do I need to add the item type e.g. newspaper to the citation entry and notes or should I assume that the reader would know based on the type of information contained in the citation?
- One thing has puzzled me for a while, in the post “Do you layer source entries and subsequent reference notes” on 06/05/22 (https://www.evidenceexplained.com/node/2037) near the bottom of the piece, there are two source list entries. One for a document focus and the other for a database focus. In the document focus source list entry, I was not expecting the “Original register. Imaged as DB title” to be added. Is it not mixing apples and oranges? Would you be so kind as to explain why? Should this be added to every source list entry where I am using a database particularly FamilySearch and Ancestry data providers?
- I am confused with how to present the path/search criteria. More and more I am required to enter different kinds of parameters to search for records eg quotes for specific text, radio buttons, slider for dates. Do we assume the reader understands how to enter the criteria or do we need to be specific as to the type of field corresponding with which data in the citation? Also do we need to add labels for the text entry fields even on simple screens such is the case with Library and Archives Canada Census screens? Once a search button is clicked then a list of possible items appears. Do we need to tell the reader which one to select or do we assume there is sufficient information in the citation that the reader can find it on their own?
- When the database owner/creator, website owner/creator, and name of the website are all the same, it appears that we enter the name only once and the others are left blank? Is there a precedent?
Here is an example
Source list entry
England. Wales. Bridgend. The Glamorgan Gazette. 1890-1919. Database with images. The National Library of Wales. https://www.library.wales: 2023.
“Moving Story of Battlefield: Bridgend Brother’s Tragic Discovery during Charge,” The Glamorgan Gazette, 15 Jan 1917, p 8, col 1; imaged in The National Library of Wales, “Newspapers,” database with images, The National Library of Wales, The National Library of Wales (https://newspapers.library.wales: accessed 3 Mar 2023) search: “Alfie Thomas”, english publication only, 1890-1919, all articles.
“Moving Story of Battlefield,” The Glamorgan Gazette, 15 Jan 1917.
Many thanks for all your assistance, it is very much appreciated.
(sorry the input form does like me adding in lines for clarity)