Thanks to the explosion of digitalization of records, I have many citations that are found through "database with images" collections. I know that one option, when the digital image is an exact copy of the original, is to lead the citation emphasizing the original document as layer 1 and then the database in which it was viewed as layer 2.
However...as discussed often, it is often easier to lead with the database when working with our software programs. Therefore many of my citations are database led. It is just easier, especially when I have multiple citations to the one record set.
Here is an example citation:
"Vital Research Records Search Selection," database and images, West Virginia Division of Arts, Culture and History (http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/ : accessed 16 Feb 2019), database entry for Benj F Frederick and Sarah Collins, 15 Mar 1866, and register image for "Marriage Register, 1853-1900" [Ritchie County, West Virginia], p. 14.
This was formed in part based on another discussion in these forums. Link
My question is about the use of both "database entry" and "register image". I don't often see the use of both of these phrases in other examples. Why is it broken out this way in this case when in other use cases, it often isn't?
For example, in section 8.43 of EE, pg. 418 (3rd ed.) there is an example that emphasizes the website which is a database with images. In the example, only the word "entry" is used.
In another example, for passenger manifests, section 11.17, you use the word "manifest" instead of either entry or image. But when one is using the "New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1891" collection at FamilySearch, one is typically going to use the database to search for a name and then view the image. So is "entry and image" or "manifest" more appropriate?
I guess I'm not clear on which words to use when completing my citation. After all, unless you have a specific link or waypoints already provided, you are most often going to be using the actual database for searching to find the right record and then viewing the image. When is just "entry" appropriate? Why "entry" and "register image" in the WVCulture example? Why "manifest" instead of say "entry and image" in a passenger list example?