Query from RobynR:
I had previously looked at some abstracted information in late 2017, found in the online catalogue at the East Riding Archives website. But I am only now, actually trying to do a citation for the same. I searched the forum and this particular thread seemed to represent a similar issue and has helped me understand certain things.
I have crafted the following for my full reference note, but somehow I still feel a little confused if the layout is actually correct.
"Assignment of mortgage relating to property in Skelton as described in DDSE(2)/9/5," 4 December 1733, abstract, "Archives Catalogue," East Riding of Yorkshire Council, East Riding Archives (https://www.eastriding.gov.uk/CalmView/ : accessed 23 December 2017); citing Sotheron-Estcourt Family and Estate Records, 1398-1944; DDSE(2)/9/8.
Should I put a semi-colon after 4 December 1733 (which is the date of the document stated in the abstract) i.e. for a 1st layer of what I am actually looking at; then followed by what it is I am looking at (i.e. abstract) and where I found the info i.e. as a 2nd layer?.
Does the arrangement for the citing bit look correct, i.e. the collection title first, then the archive finding aid for the item following ?
It's interesting that if one goes to the website, and types: Assignment of mortgage relating to property in Skelton as described in DDSE(2)/9/5 - the exact record I am referencing, comes up immediately. But if one types DDSE(2)/9/8 (the finding aid), then one gets "No results found matching your search criteria."
The hierarchy of this collection, does not appear to be able to be located, by using the search term of the collection itself, but the collection can be determined from the initial search term of the record itself - Assignment of mortgage relating to property in Skelton as described in DDSE(2)/9/5.
Am I over thinking all of this ?