VCH Style Guidelines

electronic sources in a bibliography

  • Author: Last name, First name
  • Title of page (in quotes)
  • Title of complete work, if this page is part of a group of documents
  • Date the page was created
  • URL (Internet address)
  • Date consulted

Example:

Abilock, Debbie, 'Research on a Complex Topic', Nueva Library Help, 8 August 1996. http://www.nueva.pvt.k12.ca.us/~debbie/library/research.html (1 October 1998)

See also: Web pages (citation of)

Bibliographical style for theses or unpublished material

Invert the name in bibliographies where the precedence of the surname facilitates use of the alphabetical ordering. Where a work has several authors, both names should be inverted. Initials for names should be without spaces, e.g. Davies, R.R.; Jenkins, S.C. and Davis, P.W. 

Do not invert authors' names in footnotes.

  • Abramson, P., ‘River Skerne restoration project, report: NAA 95/12’ (report in Durham HER, 4817, 1995).
  • Armstrong, J.W., ‘An enthusiast looks back’ (typescript, n.d., in Darlington Libr.: E810330207).
  • Banham, J.D., ‘Business development and banking in North East England, 1755—1839’ (Univ. of Sunderland PhD thesis, 1997).
  • Barber, B.J., ‘The economic and urban development of Darlington, 1800—1914’ (Univ. of Leicester MA dissertation, 1969) (copy in Darlington Libr.).
  • Butterworth R.H., and Howlett, D. J., ‘Efficiency and economy: an architectural history of the Queen Elizabeth grammar school, Darlington, since 1878’ (typescript and plans, 1976, in Darlington Libr.).

 

bibliographical style for Books, edited volumes and articles

Author's Names

Invert the name in bibliographies where the precedence of the surname facilitates use of the alphabetical ordering. Where a work has several authors, both names should be inverted. Initials for names should be without spaces, e.g. Davies, R.R.; Jenkins, S.C. and Davis, P.W. 

Do not invert authors' names in footnotes.

Books

Anon., A Chapter in the History of Railway Locomotion, with Memoir of Timothy Hackworth, etc. (Leamington Spa, 1892).

Armstrong, M.J., An Actual Survey of the Great Post-roads between London and Edinburgh (London, 1776).

Bonney, M., Lordship and the Urban Community: Durham and its Overlords, 1250—1540 (Cambridge, 1990).

Margary, I.D., Roman Roads in Britain (London, 1973)

Edited Volumes

Batho, G.R. (ed.), Durham Biographies, 1 and 2 (Durham, 2000, 2002)

Articles

Baker, J.G., ‘Thomas Richardson’, Friends Quarterly Examiner, 25 (1891), 519—35.

Barke, M., ‘Migration into Darlington in the mid 8th century: some tentative observations’, Durham County Local Hist. Soc. Bull. 27 (1981), 16—28.

Bradshaw, F., ‘The Black Death in the Palatinate of Durham’, Archaeologia Aeliana, 3rd ser. (1907), 152—60.

 

See also: Bibliography

Bibliographical style for Records or primary sources

Invert the name in bibliographies where the precedence of the surname facilitates use of the alphabetical ordering. Where a work has several authors, both names should be inverted. Initials for names should be without spaces, e.g. Davies, R.R.; Jenkins, S.C. and Davis, P.W. 

Do not invert authors' names in footnotes.

  • Allen, P.S. and H.M. (eds) Letters of Richard Fox, 1486–1527 (Oxford, 1929)
  • Anon., The Correspondence of John Cosin, D.D., Lord Bishop of Durham, II (Surtees Soc., lv, 1872)
  • Atkinson, J.A., Flynn, B., Portass, V., Singlehurst, K., and Smith, H.J. (eds), Darlington Wills and Inventories, 1600–25 (Surtees Soc., cci, 1993).
  • Austin, D. (ed.), Domesday Book: a Survey of the Counties of England, 35: Boldon Book (Chichester, 1982)