Talk:Local Histories of Nova Scotia on BYU Digital Archives

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Mills Source List Format organized by adding leading geographic location[edit source]

Mills style is extremely flexible in the organization of source lists, allowing the addition of elements to force a desired sorting. I've shown it here as a bulleted list, but it is supposed to be outdented paragraphs so that the alphabetic nature of the location names is more prominent. I transformed the table to this format automatically using Excel. However, the 3rd item had to be hand corrected because "Vol. 4" shared the table cell with the URL. Also, I've shown the year of digitization as "200?" because the year was not available in your table. Hot linking the title is technically an extension to Mills, but this is necessary because Mills doesn't include a URL directly to the item.

Robert 01:05, 11 September 2009 (UTC)

Mills Reference Note Format[edit source]

In this example I've used a table with the locality in a first column and a Mills Style citation in the second. The 3rd item had to be hand corrected again. I hope I stuck the volume in the right place; I didn't look it up. I manually switched the author's name to natural order. As David Dilts pointed out earlier in the discussion, it's nice to have publication information set off in parentheses.

Nova Scotia. Colchester. Truro. Cobequid Arts Council, Truro Inventory Committee (Nova Scotia), Truro: our enduring past (Truro [Nova Scotia]: Heritage Advisory Committee, 1986); digital images. ( : BYU, 200?).
Nova Scotia. Guysborough. Alfred W. Nowlan, The Nowlans of Guysborough County, 1783-1990 ([New Glasgow, Nova Scotia]: A.W. Nowlan, [1990]); digital images. ( : BYU, 200?).
Nova Scotia. Halifax. Dartmouth. Douglas William Trider, History of Dartmouth and Halifax Harbour ([Dartmouth, Nova Scotia]: D. Trider, c1999-c2004), Vol. 4; digital images. ( : BYU, 200?).
Nova Scotia. Kings. Arthur Wentworth Hamilton Eaton, The history of Kings County, Nova Scotia, heart of the Acadian land: giving a sketch of the French and their expulsion, and a history of the New England planters who came in their stead, with many genealogies, 1604-1910 (Salem, Massachusetts: Salem Press Co., 1910); digital images. ( : BYU, 200?).
Nova Scotia. Pictou. J. P. MacPhie, Pictonians at home and abroad: sketches of professional men and women of Pictou County--its history and institutions (Boston, Massachusetts: Pinkham Press, c1914); digital images. ( : BYU, 200?).
Nova Scotia. Shelburne. Lockeport. Ruth Hayden Freeman, The story of my branch of the descendants of John Hayden of Braintree and Quincy, Massachusetts: a genealogy, with a brief history of the Lockeport area of Nova Scotia (Middlebury, Vermont: S.A. Freeman, 1984); digital images. ( : BYU, 200?).

Robert 01:21, 11 September 2009 (UTC)