Brooklyn Telephone Directory

I need to cite the 1956 Brooklyn Telephone Directory on Internet Archive.

There is no cover or title page and no where in the directories is the name mentioned. The title from year to year changes slightly. Since I don't know the exact title is this a case where I would make something up like Brooklyn Telephone Directory, 1956 and put it in quotation marks? or since its published does it still need to be in italics?


Submitted byEEon Mon, 11/09/2020 - 19:32

Hendrickson, we see this situation fairly often with phone books and sometimes with city directories. The title appears at the head of the first page of listings. In this case, the title would be

Brooklyn, New York City, Alphabetical Telephone Directory ... then provides the publication data.


Submitted byHendricksonon Mon, 11/09/2020 - 21:15

My bad...I gave you the wrong url. The first page in this case is page 86. No title on any of the pages.