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Citations of this Site

This page contains some guidance on how to refer to this site if you have used it a a source for another work such as an essay, book or web page.

Like all works, this website is protected by copyright and in many instances prior permission is needed before using its contents elsewhere. Guidance on this is given on the separate copyright page.

For academic work, my basic advice is to treat my website exactly like you would a printed text-book and use the normal conventions for citing small amounts of information that you extract from it. Some examples of doing this are given below:

  • Over 250 new workhouses had been erected by 1840 (Higginbotham, 2016).
  • Over 250 new workhouses had been erected by 1840.1 [i.e. if you're using footnotes or endnotes]
  • According to the website over 250 new workhouses had been erected by 1840.
  • Gilbert's Act of 1782 "simplified the procedures for parishes to set up and run workhouses."2

In the notes/references/bibliography of your work, the reference would then typically be along the lines of:

Higginbotham, Peter "The Workhouse" <> Date consulted

for example,

Higginbotham, Peter "The Workhouse" <> consulted 16 April 2016.

Entries for individual page or places take a similar form, e.g. for the Cambridge entry:

Higginbotham, Peter "Cambridge Poor Law Union and Workhouse" <> consulted 16 April 2016.

Or for the page on Poor Laws:

Higginbotham, Peter "The Poor Laws" <> consulted 16 April 2016.

References in the text would be in the typical form, for example:

(Higginbotham, 2016)

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