Extremely long city directory titles

Hi, EE...  I'm looking at a run of city directories from Reno, Nevada.  The full title of these (and other) directories runs just under 100 words (see the attachment).  I'm leaning toward just using this as the title (assuming all years have the same title and I adjust for the years that I cite):

Polk's Reno City, Washoe County and Carson City Directory [run of years]

Is it necessary to use the entire 100-word title, or am I OK using what I have above?  Thanks for your guidance.


Submitted byEEon Mon, 08/01/2022 - 08:11

Greg, I know you have EE, so turn to 12.58 (3d ed.) for  "Directories: Titles, Overlong."   Also, in the index, if you check "titles, shortening" you'll find a number of other discussions of handling long titles of all types.

Submitted bygreglovelaceon Mon, 08/01/2022 - 08:32

Thanks, EE...  I had looked in the book but was still confused (not uncommon!).  I think I have it now.  Thanks for the help  :-)