How to Cite

How to Cite the Princeton Prosody Archive

This project is the product of intense and ongoing collaboration, which makes any attempt to assign authorship in a citation a problematic endeavor. That being said, if your style guide prefers a single bibliography entry for this resource, we recommend:

  • Princeton Prosody Archive, version 3.2.4. Center for Digital Humanities at Princeton, 2018. http://prosody.princeton.edu. Accessed 21 October 2019.

And, if your style guide insists on author names, then we suggest:

  • Martin, Meredith, Meagan Wilson, Mary Naydan, and Rebecca Sutton Koeser (eds.). Princeton Prosody Archive, version 3.2.4. Center for Digital Humanities at Princeton, 2018. http://prosody.princeton.edu. Accessed 21 October 2019.

You will normally also need to give the date on which you accessed the site. We also strongly recommend that you give the version number of the codebase at the time of your access. (For more information, see the version in the footer and project technical documentation, which includes a change log with features by version.)

How to Cite Content on the "About" and "Home" Pages

Citations of pages from the "About" section of the site or the Homepage should identify Meredith Martin as the author, and use the following format:

  • Martin, Meredith. "What is Prosody?" Princeton Prosody Archive, version 3.2.4. Princeton: Center for Digital Humanities at Princeton. http://prosody.princeton.edu. Accessed 21 October 2019.

How to Cite the Codebase

To cite the codebase that powers the Princeton Prosody Archive’s project website:

  • Koeser, Rebecca Sutton, Nick Budak, Benjamin W. Hicks, and Gissoo Doroudian. “Princeton-CDH/ppa-django: v3.0 Initial Public Release.” Zenodo, December 18, 2018. doi:10.5281/zenodo.2400705.

How to Cite the Dataset

The PPA began as a dataset generated from T. V. F. Brogan's English Versification, 1570-1980. This dataset includes all of the works that comprise the PPA's core "Original Bibliography" Collection, as well as works cited in Brogan but not yet included in the PPA. This dataset is available for download on Zenodo:

  • Brogan, T. V. F., Meredith Martin, and Meagan Wilson. "Princeton Prosody Archive Dataset Generated from T. V. F. Brogan's Original Bibliography." Zenodo. June 25, 2019. doi:10.5281/zenodo.3255052.

How to Cite Works Found Through the PPA

Because our collection uses HathiTrust-digitized works, please cite both the HathiTrust and the Princeton Prosody Archive by adding the following text to the end of your standard MLA or Chicago entry:

“Accessed via Princeton Prosody Archive, eds. Meredith Martin et al., Center for Digital Humanities, Princeton University, [PPA URL].”

Sample MLA Citation

Brown, Goold. The Grammar of English Grammars. New York, Samuel S. & William Wood, 1851, HathiTrust, http://hdl.handle.net/2027/nyp.33433069256851. Accessed 19 Dec. 2018 via Princeton Prosody Archive, edited by Meredith Martin et al., Center for Digital Humanities, Princeton University, https://prosody.princeton.edu/archive/nyp.33433069256851/.

Sample Chicago Citation

Goold Brown, The Grammar of English Grammars (New York: Samuel S. & William Wood, 1851), http://hdl.handle.net/2027/nyp.33433069256851. Accessed via Princeton Prosody Archive, eds. Meredith Martin et al., Center for Digital Humanities, Princeton University, https://prosody.princeton.edu/archive/nyp.33433069256851/.

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