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References: the first citations of a work should include the following details: for books, author's name (normally initials and surname), the full title, number of volumes, place of publication (if other than London) and date of the whole work, volume and page reference; for articles, the author and the title, journal, volume number and year, and page reference. When giving page references p. is used for books but not for journal articles.
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Subsequent citations may use a short reference. (author's name where only one work is cited, author's name and short title where more than one work is cited). Ibid., Idem and Op. cit. are not used.
e.g.: J. Wylie, The Reign of Henry V (2 vols., Cambridge, 1914-29), i. 440. Later: Wylie, ii. 100.
Memoirs of the Courts and Cabinets of George III, ed. R. Grenville, Duke of Buckingham and Chandos (4 vols., 1853-5), iii. 454. Later: Court and Cabinets of George III , iv. 369.
J. C. Holt, 'Politics and property in early medieval England', Past and Present, lvii (1972), 3-52. Later: Holt, p. 49.
Parliamentary Papers should be cited by title, followed (in brackets) by the abbreviation Parl. Papers, the date of the session, the paper number (in round brackets) or the Command Paper number (in square brackets), and the volume number (in lower case Roman numerals). Command numbers should be prefixed as follows: 1833-1869 - no prefix; 1870-99 - C.; 1900-18 - Cd.; 1919-56 - Cmd.; 1956-86- Cmnd.; from 1986 - Cm. It is assumed that references are to House of Commons papers; where Lords papers are cited use the abbreviation Parl. Papers (H.L.).
e.g. Report of the Royal Commission on the Coal Trade (Parl. Papers 1871 [C. 435], xviii), p. 123.
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Online references should include URL and the date accessed as in the following examples:
See <http://www.movinghere.org.uk/> [accessed 28 June 2006].
For further information and images, see <http://www.wellsnevada.com/metropolisbrochure.pdf> [accessed 22 Apr. 2010].
See the websites for the ‘Voices of the powerless’ series <http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/history/voices/> [accessed 28 June 2006] and ‘In our time’ <http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/history/inourtime> [accessed 28 June 2006].
Online articles should be cited as follows:
K. Loughlin and V. Berridge, ‘Whatever happened to health education? Mapping the Grey literature collection inherited by NICE’, Social History of Medicine (2008), doi: 0.1093/shm/hkn059.
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