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Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) are persistent identifiers which can be used to consistently and accurately reference digital objects and/or content. The DOIs provide a way for the ADS resources to be cited in a similar fashion to traditional scholarly materials. More information on DOIs at the ADS can be found on our help page.
DOIs should be the last element in a citation irrespective of the format used. The DOI citation should begin with "doi:" in lowercase followed by the DOI with no spaces between the ":" and the DOI.
DOIs can also be cited as a persistent link from another Web page. This is done by appending the DOI Resolver with the DOI. This would look like:
However, if it is possible it is best to hide the URL in the href property of the <a> tag and have the link text be of the form doi:10.5284/1000304. The HTML for this would look like:
Penelope Walton Rogers (2007) Cloth and Clothing in Early Anglo-Saxon England, AD 450-700 [data-set]. York: Archaeology Data Service [distributor] (doi:10.5284/1000304)
Compilation of the database began in the early 1980s as an in-house tool to help staff and students in our consultancy to provide reports for clients. Over the years, as knowledge of its existence spread and enquiries started to flow in, it became obvious that it had a use outside our unit, amongst both researchers and re-enactors. In order to make it more useful to others, a site gazetteer has been added.
Searches can be made by selecting variables from the drop-down menus, or by selecting the Free Text option and typing in your own terms. To access information about individual sites, select a site name from the drop-down menu, search, click on any ID number and then on the site name.
Information in the date fields has been taken from the relevant publications, and many of the dates in the older publications will need to be regarded with caution. The phasing of the Early Anglo-Saxon period is at present in the process of revision and the dates will be replaced as new information becomes available. There are plans to expand and update the database annually, and if anyone notices any mistakes in the data, corrections may be sent to the depositor.
For further information about The Anglo-Saxon Laboratory, go to http://www.aslab.co.uk.