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How to cite us

This page provides guidance for how to cite the work of the Casebooks Project. We have produced the numerous ‘pages’ contained on this site and some material on other sites and in other media.

The Casebooks Project is the team of scholars who has produced the work. It is not the title of our outputs, though we sometimes used it as a title in our pre-2018 citations. That was a mistake.

Casebooks material on this site

Each page on this site carries an identifying citation at the bottom of the page. These represent three bodies of work and vary accordingly.

I. Casebooks digital edition

The edition of Forman’s and Napier’s casebooks contains more than 150,000 pages — one for each case or note recorded by the astrologers and each identified entity (i.e. organisation, person, ship) identified by the editors.

The citation for this work as a whole is:

Lauren Kassell, Michael Hawkins, Robert Ralley, John Young, Joanne Edge, Janet Yvonne Martin-Portugues and Natalie Kaoukji (eds.), The casebooks of Simon Forman and Richard Napier, 1596–1634: a digital edition, https://casebooks.lib.cam.ac.uk.

The short title for the work is: Casebooks digital edition.

The citation can and should be adapted to your referencing style.

Individual pages within the Casebooks digital edition carry an additional identifier. For instance,

Lauren Kassell, Michael Hawkins, Robert Ralley, John Young, Joanne Edge, Janet Yvonne Martin-Portugues and Natalie Kaoukji (eds.), ‘CASE12702’, The casebooks of Simon Forman and Richard Napier, 1596–1634: a digital edition, https://casebooks.lib.cam.ac.uk/cases/CASE12702, accessed 19 September 2018.

A short reference, typically used after a full citation, would be:

Kassell et al., ‘CASE41121’, Casebooks digital edition, https://casebooks.lib.cam.ac.uk/cases/CASE41121, accessed 20 September 2018.

Case numbers, person numbers, and organisation numbers can be referred to as CASE41121 or Case 41121.

II. Casebooks critical introduction

The explanatory pages on this site constitute a critical introduction. There are forty-five of these, and they can be collectively cited as follows.

Lauren Kassell, Michael Hawkins, Robert Ralley, John Young, A critical introduction to the casebooks of Simon Forman and Richard Napier, 1596–1634, https://casebooks.lib.cam.ac.uk, accessed 20 September 2018.

The short title for this work is Casebooks critical introduction.

Individual pages within the Casebooks critical introduction carry distinct identifiers, for instance:

Lauren Kassell, Michael Hawkins, Robert Ralley, John Young, ‘General glossary’, A critical introduction to the casebooks of Simon Forman and Richard Napier, 1596–1634, https://casebooks.lib.cam.ac.uk/using-the-casebooks/general-glossary, accessed 20 September 2018.

A short version would be:

Kassell et al., ‘General glossary’, Casebooks critical introduction, https://casebooks.lib.cam.ac.uk/using-the-casebooks/general-glossary, accessed 20 September 2018.

We share responsibility for the Casebooks critical introduction, with three exceptions:

John Young, Michael Hawkins, and Robert Ralley, ‘Editorial and tagging guidelines’, A critical introduction to the casebooks of Simon Forman and Richard Napier, 1596–1634, https://casebooks.lib.cam.ac.uk/about-us/editorial-and-tagging-guidelines, accessed 20 September 2018.

Pamela Benson, ‘Emilia Lanier’, A critical introduction to the casebooks of Simon Forman and Richard Napier, 1596–1634, htts://casebooks.lib.cam.ac.uk/using-the-casebooks/meet-the-patients/emilia-lanier, accessed 20 September 2018.

Boyd Brogan, ‘The Egertons’, A critical introduction to the casebooks of Simon Forman and Richard Napier, 1596–1634, https://casebooks.lib.cam.ac.uk/using-the-casebooks/meet-the-patients/emilia-lanier, accessed 20 September 2018.

III. Additional texts

In addition to Forman’s and Napier’s casebooks, we have edited seven of their texts.

The most substantial of these is:

Robert Ralley, Lauren Kassell, and Michael Hawkins (eds.), A critical edition of Simon Forman’s ‘The Astrologicalle Judgmentes of phisick and other Questions’, The casebooks of Simon Forman and Richard Napier, 1596–1634: a digital edition, https://casebooks.lib.cam.ac.uk/transcriptions/TEXT5, accessed 20 September 2018. [Note that we have two pages for this, one for the introduction, the other for the text.]

The short reference for this work is:

Ralley et al., Forman’s ‘Astrologicalle Judgmentes’, https://casebooks.lib.cam.ac.uk/transcriptions/TEXT5, accessed 20 September 2018.

Note this is a massive work and we have added paragraph numbers, e.g. ¶ 1501, for ease of reference.

Casebooks materials on other sites

IV. Casebooks dataset

Lauren Kassell, Michael Hawkins, Robert Ralley, John Young, Joanne Edge, and Janet Yvonne Martin-Portugues, The casebooks of Simon Forman and Richard Napier, 1596–1634: a dataset of 80,000 astrological consultations, https://github.com/CasebooksProject?tab=repositories, accessed 20 September 2018.

Short reference: Kassell et al., Casebooks dataset, https://github.com/CasebooksProject?tab=repositories, accessed 20 September 2018.

V. Casebooks manuscripts

The collective reference for the digital facsimiles of Forman’s and Napier’s casebooks is:

Lauren Kassell, Michael Hawkins, Robert Ralley, and John Young, The manuscripts of Simon Forman’s and Richard Napier’s casebooks, 1596–1634: cudl.lib.cam.ac.uk/collections/casebooks, accessed 20 September 2018.

Short reference: Kassell et al., Casebooks manuscripts, cudl.lib.cam.ac.uk/collections/casebooks, accessed 20 September 2018.

Where a particular manuscript is referenced, we recommend following conventional manuscript citation practices and acknowledging the use of a digital surrogate: Bodleian Library, University of Oxford, MS Ashmole 174, f. 85, https://cudl.lib.cam.ac.uk/view/MS-ASHMOLE-00174/85, accessed 20 September 2018.

VI. Selected cases in full

Natalie Kaoukji and Lauren Kassell, Selected cases in full — from Simon Forman’s and Richard Napier’s medical records https://casebooks.lib.cam.ac.uk, https://casebooks.wordpress.com/, 20 September 2018.

Short reference: Kaoukji and Kassell, Selected cases in full, https://casebooks.wordpress.com/, 20 September 2018.

When citing our themed collections of cases: Natalie Kaoukji and Lauren Kassell, ‘Witchcraft — selected cases in full’, Selected cases in full — from Simon Forman’s and Richard Napier’s medical records https://casebooks.lib.cam.ac.uk, https://casebooks.wordpress.com/transcribed-cases/witchcraft/, 20 September 2018.

When citing particular cases, we recommend: Natalie Kaoukji and Lauren Kassell, ‘Witchcraft — selected cases in full’, Selected cases in full — from Simon Forman’s and Richard Napier’s medical records https://casebooks.lib.cam.ac.uk, https://casebooks.wordpress.com/transcribed-cases/witchcraft/, Case 56863, accessed 20 September 2018.

For cases accessed through tags or searches: Natalie Kaoukji and Lauren Kassell, ‘Case 56863 — selected cases in full’, Selected cases in full — from Simon Forman’s and Richard Napier’s medical records https://casebooks.lib.cam.ac.uk, https://casebooks.wordpress.com/2018/06/29/56863/, 20 September 2018.

Cite this as: Lauren Kassell, Michael Hawkins, Robert Ralley, and John Young, ‘How to cite us’, A Critical Introduction to the Casebooks of Simon Forman and Richard Napier, 1596–1634, https://casebooks.lib.cam.ac.uk/about-us/how-to-cite-us, accessed 22 February 2019.