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EBBA is open access, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.

All materials are available for non-commercial use free of charge. Note, however, that attribution is required for all non-commercial re-use of EBBA's images, recordings, and other resources. Please see below for citation conventions.

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Citing EBBA's Content

To cite an image, transcription, or recording of a ballad from EBBA, include the following:

  1. the ballad's EBBA ID,
  2. the ballad's holding library and page number/shelfmark,
  3. if appropriate, a link to the item on the EBBA site.

For example, this ballad, "A Description of Old England...", should be given a citation that includes "National Library of Scotland Crawford 1244, EBBA 34108." In some cases, a holding library may also ask you to include its shelfmark. The EBBA ID, holding library name, and shelfmark are displayed on the citation page for each ballad.

To cite the project and/or website as a whole please use the following format:

  • Patricia Fumerton, dir., English Broadside Ballad Archive (http://ebba.english.ucsb.edu).

Subsequent citations may be shortened to: EBBA.

The above format should also be used in citations of the essays under Collections or Resources.


Reproduction and Publishing of Images

EBBA grants no rights to reproduction of its images for commercial or publishing purposes.

If you wish to use an image found in EBBA commercially or for publication, please inquire with the holding library, named on the citation page of each ballad under "Location." Requisite shelfmarks can also be found on each ballad's citation page.

  • Contact the Beinecke Library at Yale University for inquiries concerning the reproduction of ballads in the Michell-Joliffe collection or under other shelfmarks.
  • Contact the British Library for inquiries concerning the reproduction of ballads in the Huth, Luttrell, Osterley Park, Roxburghe, and Thomason Tracts collections, or under other shelfmarks.
  • Contact the Chetham's Library for inquiries concerning the reproduction of ballads in the Halliwell-Phillipps collection.
  • Contact the Houghton Library at Harvard University for inquiries concerning the reproduction of ballads in the Bute, Huth, and Hazlitt EC65 collections, or under other shelfmarks.
  • Contact the Huntington Library for inquiries concerning the reproduction of ballads in the Bindley (formerly Luttrell), Bridgewater, and Britwell collections, or under other shelfmarks.
  • Contact the Pepys Library at Magdalene College for inquiries concerning the reproduction of ballads in the Pepys collection.
  • Contact the Manchester Central Library for inquiries concerning the reproduction of ballads in the Blackletter Ballads collection.
  • Contact the National Library of Scotland for inquiries concerning the reproduction of ballads in the Crawford and Rosebery collections, or under other shelfmarks.
  • Contact the New York Public Library for inquiries concerning the reproduction of ballads held in the George Arents collection.
  • Contact the Society of Antiquaries of London for inquiries concerning the reproduction of ballads held in the Dyson-Perrins collection, or under other shelfmarks.
  • Contact the University of Glasgow's Special Collections for inquiries concerning the reproduction of ballads in the Euing collection.