Defence of Britain Archive

Council for British Archaeology, 2002 (updated 2006)

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Digital Object Identifiers

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.

Citing this DOI

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:10.5284/1000327. The HTML for this would look like:

<a href="">doi:10.5284/1000327</a>
Sample Citation for this DOI

Council for British Archaeology (2006) Defence of Britain Archive [data-set]. York: Archaeology Data Service [distributor] (doi:10.5284/1000327)

Defence of Britain - Thesaurus

This thesaurus contains all the site types used in the Anti invasion database. They are arranged hierarchically. If you select a term which contains sub-terms you will receive results including the sub-terms as well.

Use the Minus button and Plus button to expand and contract the list of thesaurus terms below. Then click on the 'use this term' link to add it to the search form.

expand tree  DEFENCE SITE  Use this term
blue spot  ORDNANCE DEPOT Use this term
blue spot  PRACTICE TRENCH SYSTEM Use this term
expand tree  ARMY CAMP  Use this term
blue spot  PRISONER 0F WAR CAMP Use this term
blue spot  AIRCRAFT CRASH SITE Use this term
expand tree  AIRFIELD  Use this term
expand tree  EMBARKATION HARD  Use this term