How to cite the database

General use:

Individuals who have consulted the database in the course of their research should use the following citation form:

Amanda Beam, John Bradley, Dauvit Broun, John Reuben Davies, Matthew Hammond, Michele Pasin (with others), The People of Medieval Scotland, 1093 – 1314 (Glasgow and London, 2012), www.poms.ac.uk. [accessed 17 June 2012]

Short form: PoMS 2012

Individuals wishing to refer to the earlier Paradox of Medieval Scotland database should use the following forms:

Amanda Beam, John Bradley, Dauvit Broun, John Reuben Davies, Matthew Hammond, Michele Pasin (with others), The Paradox of Medieval Scotland, 1093 – 1286 (Glasgow and London, 2010), www.poms.ac.uk [accessed 17 June 2012]

Short form: PoMS 2010

 

Specific pages:

People in the PoMS database have a ‘PoMS number’, while documents in the PoMS database have an ‘H-number’. For an explanation of the H-number system, see the accompanying section ‘Numbering system for documents’.

 

To cite a person page in the PoMS database, identify the PoMS number using the citation tab on the person page. The following is the citation form for King Alexander III:

PoMS, no. 360 (http://db.poms.ac.uk/record/person/360; accessed 17 June 2012)

 

To cite a document in the PoMS database, identify the three-part ‘H-number’. The following is King David I’s gift of Annandale to Robert de Brus:

PoMS, H1/4/1 (http://db.poms.ac.uk/record/source/139; accessed 11/06/12)

 

Users may also cite individual factoids in the following manner:

PoMS transaction factoid, no. 1093 (http://db.poms.ac.uk/record/factoid/1093; accessed  11/06/12)

PoMS possession factoid, no. 1181 (http://db.poms.ac.uk/record/factoid/1181; accessed 11/06/12)

PoMS title/occupation factoid, no. 41291 (http://db.poms.ac.uk/record/factoid/41291; accessed 11/06/12)

PoMS relationship factoid, no. 16625 (http://db.poms.ac.uk/record/factoid/16625; accessed 11/06/12)

 

Users should note that these citation forms refer to the database only. Individuals wishing to cite the Features of the Month on the ‘Paradox of Medieval Scotland 1093-1286’ website and the ‘Breaking of Britain’ website should follow standard form.