Citation for item found on Jisc Archive Hub

I need help in writing a citation for the following statement that I found on Jist Archive Hub at : In 1846 a group of schoolmasters in Brighton, concerned about professional standards, set up a Society of Teachers, which was incorporated by Royal Charter in 1849 and became the College of Preceptors. The statement was written on an un-numbered page headed “Papers of the College of Preceptors” and under the sub-heading of,“Administrative/Biographical History”. (The Papers of the College of Preceptors are held by the University of Leeds.) The name of the author of the statement was not given. I’m trying to figure out what should be the lead element, who do I state as author, and what information needs to be included and in which order.

Submitted byEEon Sun, 10/17/2021 - 09:13

Lo, when I clicked your link, I got a message saying "Hmmh. We're having trouble finding that site."  When I copied the URL and tried it in a different browser, the result was: "This site can’t be reached. Check if there is a typo in"

That said, I'll ask you to do one thing more.  Go back to the basics for citing a website in the QuickStart Guide and try to create a citation so we'll have some concrete starting point. Once you try, we can tinker as needed. From your description, I cannot tell whether you are citing something created by ArchivesHub or something imaged at ArchivesHub. The difference is this:

  • If you are using a "database entry" or cataloging data provided by ArchivesHub, then you would follow the QuickStart Guide's model for "Website with Multiple Offerings."
  • If you are looking at a manuscript page imaged by ArchivesHub, then you would follow the QuickStart Guide's model for "Layered Citation: Archived Record Digitized Online."

As for not seeing the name of an author, that is common. If you'll check EE's index for Author > anonymously authored works, you'll see a number of entries that explain and illustrate the handling of that situation.

Submitted byLoon Mon, 10/18/2021 - 20:31

I apologize for sending an incomple website which should have been thttps;//arce website which should have been: Unfortuately I do not have the Quick Start Guide. My E.E. book is a second edtion.

My attempt at citation: 

Archive Hub Page, Description/Biography History, Papers of the College of Preceptors, Archives Hub at : accessed 18 October 2021, description of the establishment of the College of Preceptors, Materials held at University of Leeds, Special Collections

Submitted byEEon Tue, 10/19/2021 - 08:56

The new URL works, LO. What you are dealing with is a catalog entry. We would cite it the same way we cite an article or a database or a titled webpage at a website (or a chapter in a book).  The basic pattern is this:

Author/Creator of Article (if known), “Title of Article, Database, Webpage in Quotation Marks,” descriptor for title, Author/Creator of Website, Title of Website in Italics (Place of publication = URL : Date), specific item; citing ….

In this case, the author/creator of the article and the author/creator of the website is the same: Jisc.  That ID does not have to be repeated in both places. EE would place that ID in the larger position (i.e., attached to the website rather than the individual article title). That would give us this:

“Papers of the College of Preceptors,” cataloging entry, Jisc, ArchivesHub ( : 19 October 2021), section “Administrative / Biographical History”; citing collection GB 206 MS 1561, University of Leeds Special Collections.

I added the section ID because your initial query quoted a sentence from that section.


Submitted byLoon Tue, 10/19/2021 - 15:10

Thank you once again for your suberb help. I never thought that I was dealing with a catalogue entry but will keep this possiblity in mind when writing future citations.  Also, I now realize that even though JIST is  the author/creator of  the sentence written under the heading of "Administrative / Biography History", the information came from the Papers held by University of Leeds Special Collection.