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AB Abstract

An abstract, annotation, or summary of the work cited.

You can use the Abstract field in any manner you wish for notes, critical comments, or any other extended discussion.

The abstract for your record can be up to a 32K (about 10 pages) in length.

You can start a new paragraph in the Abstract field by typing , and to insert tabs into the field.

You will be able to set the options when you generate your citations or bibliographies to either include or exclude the abstracts.

On the Notes forms, the abstract field is called Excerpt.

AP Access Phrase

A unique identifying string of characters which will enable you to include intext references to records in your bibliographic datafile.

You can set the option for automatically adding Cite Keys to your records in Preferences. Alternatively, you can press in the field to have Citation enter the Cite Key for you.

Note
Citation automatically checks Cite Keys for uniqueness; you will need to use the Find Duplicates feature to make certain no two are alike.

See Cite Keys for detailed information.

AT Article/Essay ttl

A unique title for any short work (e.g., article, essay, chapter, poem, cartoon, graph, illustration, letter, interview, review).

For information on entering titles in Citation records, see the Guide for Entering Bibliographic Data and the Citation Style Guide.

AU Author

The primary contributor(s) to the work. If the primary contributor did not write the work (i.e., editor, translator, compiler, director), you will need to enter a description of the primary contributor's role in the Role field.

The names of individuals or organizations entered as authors should always be entered as they appear on the title page of the resource work. Enter the full names -- Citation will truncate names to initials when the publishing style you select requires initials rather than full names. Always enter the last name first, followed by a comma, a space, and then the first name. If more than one individual is listed on the title page, enter all of the names, and separate the names of individuals with a semi-colon.

Midden, James R.; Murray, Alfred T.; Woods, John Phillip
When you write citations with a publishing style, Citation will convert the names to conform to the requirements of that publishing style. If you choose the Am Medical Assoc publishing style, for instance, Citation would truncate the first names to initials, and correct the punctuation for that style:
Midden JR, Murray AT, Woods JP
If you are keeping a large datafile, you can display a list of all the authors, editors, and translators in your datafile by clicking on the list button in the Author field. Double clicking on an entry in the list box will insert the name into the Author field.

For more information on entering names in Citation records, see the Guide for Entering Bibliographic Data and the Citation Style Guide.

BT Book Title

A unique title for a book, monograph, film, play, report, or other long work (e.g., a television series, a feature-length film, a painting, an epic poem, a leaflet, hearings, conference proceedings, an individual volume in a multivolume set).

For information on entering titles in Citation records, see the Guide for Entering Bibliographic Data and the Citation Style Guide.

CT Collection Title

The title of the larger work (e.g., anthology, festschrift, or multivolume work) containing the source material.

For information on entering titles in Citation records, see the Guide for Entering Bibliographic Data and the Citation Style Guide.

C1 Custom 1

A custom field that can be used for personal indexing of records.

C2 Subsequent Cite ttl

Title to be included in footnotes in subsequent cites; usually, this a a shortened version of the full title of the work.

DM Day/Month

The day, month, and/or quarter in which a magazine, newspaper, or newsletter was published, or the date of a conference, or other event.

For information on entering dates in Citation records, see the Guide for Entering Bibliographic Data and the Citation Style Guide.

DE Descriptor

A description of a resource work that needs to be included in a citation in order for the source work to be properly identified. A few examples of this type of descriptor: editorial, comment, preface, report, interview.

Descriptors are often used when the resource work does not have a unique title assigned to it, as in the case of maps, task force reports, manuscript collections, letters, editorials.

There are several types of titled works, however, which may require a descriptor, such as reports, legislative materials, titled interviews.

In many cases, the descriptor is a report's identifying number, or a description of a resource type that is out of the ordinary (e.g., map, letter, chart, figure, report, paper collection, notebook).

For information on entering descriptors in Citation records, see the Guide for Entering Bibliographic Data and the Citation Style Guide.

ED Editor

The editor(s) of the book, monograph, or collection.

For information on entering names in Citation records, see the Guide for Entering Bibliographic Data and the Citation Style Guide.

IS Issue / Edition

The Issue / Edition field contains different information, depending upon the type of resource work.

For books
For books and other long works, this field should contain a description of the edition you are using as a resource, if the work is an edition other than the first. Enter the edition number, and the appropriate tag (e.g., 2nd ed., Riverside Edition).

For journals
For journals that paginate each issue beginning with page 1, this field should contain the issue number of the journal.

For journals that paginate issues from the beginning of a volume, the issue number should not be included in the record.

JR Journal

The name of the periodical (i.e., scholarly journal, popular magazine, newspaper, newsletter) in which the work was published, or that has accepted the work for publication.

For information on entering journal names in Citation records, see the Guide for Entering Bibliographic Data and the Citation Style Guide. If you regularly use a citation style that requires journal abbreviations, see the Abbreviations topic.

KW Keywords

Keywords are indexing or cross-referencing terms which tag works in your datafile as containing material on a particular subject, or that you perhaps use in a course bibliography. You will be able to use Select to retrieve groups or subsets of records cross-referenced with the same keywords. (See the section on the Select feature for details on retrieving subsets of records with the same keywords.)

You can enter as many keywords as you need for each record. Separate keywords with a semi-colon and a space:

popular culture; Twain, Mark; biographical studies; psychology; d-f-s; delusions
Once you have entered several records with keywords, you may want to use the Keyword List Button. The Keyword list button displays an alphabetized list of keywords you have used in your records. Clicking on a keyword in the list box inserts it into the Keywords field.

You can load keywords to your datafile from a textfile, and write out an alphabetized listing of all the keywords in your datafile. See the Keywords help topic for more information.

LC Length / Comment

This field may include the number of volumes in a multivolume set, the total number of pages in a report, the length of a recording, or the dimensions of a particular artifact.

In the case of reprinted articles, it should include information on the original publication in which the work appeared. In the case of material downloaded from an information service, the field should include the name of the service, and any identifying numbers for the file or the document.

PG Pages

The inclusive pages for a work contained within a larger work.

Inclusive pages should be entered in the following format:

383-387
395-397, 403
1112-1117
7, 122-129
For information on entering page references in Citation records, see the Guide for Entering Bibliographic Data and the Citation Style Guide. Please note that specific page references or "pinpoint cites" should be entered in the Cite keys in your document.

PL Place

The place where the resource work was published, produced, or in which it is currently housed.

For information on entering locations in Citation records, see the Guide for Entering Bibliographic Data and the Citation Style Guide.

PR Publisher

The publisher or sponsor of the source work.

For information on entering Publisher names in Citation records, see the Guide for Entering Bibliographic Data and the Citation Style Guide. If you regularly work with a citation style that requires Publisher abbreviations, see the Abbreviations topic.

RF Reference

The reference field can include library call numbers, an URL, a file name, or a personal referencing tag for relocating a work in a library system. The Reference field is not included as a printing field in the publishing style formats.

Note that URLs and filenames are active links in Citation records.

RO Role

If the primary contributor to the work is not the author (i.e., editor, translator, composer), enter a description of the role in this field.

SR Series

The title of the publication series (e.g., Studies in Cultural Anthropology). Enter a series title as it appears on the title page.

TR Translator

The translator(s) of the book, monograph, or collection.

For information on entering names in Citation records, see the Guide for Entering Bibliographic Data and the Citation Style Guide.

VO Volume

The volume field contains different information, depending upon the type of resource work.

For multivolume works
For multivolume works, the volume field should contain the volume number of an individual volume in a distinct set.

For books in a series
For works that have been published as part of a series, the volume field should contain the volume number of an individual volume. (Works published as part of a series are not always assigned volume numbers.)

For journals
For scholarly journals, the volume field should contain the journal volume number. Enter volume numbers in arabic (1, 2, 3, etc.) numerals.

For information on entering volume and issue numbers in Citation records, see the Guide for Entering Bibliographic Data and the Citation Style Guide.

YR Year

The year in which the work was published, written, performed, or enacted.

For information on entering dates in Citation records, see the Guide for Entering Bibliographic Data and the Citation Style Guide.


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