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TYPE OF CONTENT USE RESTRICTIONS CITATION EXAMPLE NOTES
CODE GNU General Public License, v. 3 or later Not applicable. Code for this site may be found at GitHub, and is made available to support open source programming efforts. Visit the GNU website for more information on the limits of this license."
DATA
Historical data
Public domain (use restrictions do not apply).
Format: [name of specific database used]. [latest publication year of data, indicated on the Downloads page of the site]. Voyages: The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database. [website URL or permanent link created from data search] (accessed Month, Day, Year).
Example: Voyages Database. 2009. Voyages: The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database. http://www.slavevoyages.org (accessed January 1, 2010).
Data drawn from historical documents is public domain and therefore not restricted. Imputed data (indicated with an asterisk, *, in the Voyages Database, and all data in the Estimates Database) is licensed through a Creative Commons license. Visit the Creative Commons website for more information on the limits of this license.
Imputed data
Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 United States License.
Format: [name of specific database used]. [latest publication year of data, indicated on the Downloads page of the site]. Voyages: The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database. [website URL or permanent link created from data search] (accessed Month, Day, Year).
Example: Estimates Database. 2009. Voyages: The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database. http://www.slavevoyages.org/assessment/estimates.html?yearFrom=1501&yearTo=1866&flag=2 (accessed January 1, 2010).
IMAGES
Digitized objects
For permission questions or requests, contact the institution that provided the digital copy and/or holds the original.
Format: [title provided for digitized image in the Images section]. JPEG. Voyages: The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database. [URL for Voyages Images Database] (accessed Month, Day, Year).
Example: West and West-Central Africa, c. 1660. JPEG. Voyages: The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database. http://www.slavevoyages.org/resources/images.html (accessed January 1, 2010).
Contact the Voyages website administrator with questions or requests about re-using images contained within the Voyages Database or the Estimates Database (graphs, maps, timeline). The Voyages logo is only available for approved publicity for the Voyages site.
Introductory Maps
Contact Yale University Press.
Format: [title of map]. JPEG. Voyages: The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database. [URL for Introductory Maps section of Voyages website] (accessed Month, Day, Year).
Example: Map 4: Wind and ocean currents of the Atlantic basins. JPEG. Voyages: The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database. http://www.slavevoyages.org/tast/assessment/intro-maps.faces (accessed January 1, 2010).
TEXT
Essays
Contact individual author for permission to republish.
Format: [author of essay]. [publication date of essay]. [title of essay]. Voyages: The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database. [URL to first page of essay in Essays section] (accessed Month, Day, Year).
Example 1: Behrendt, Stephen D. 2008. Seasonality in the trans-Atlantic slave trade. Voyages: The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database. http://www.slavevoyages.org/tast/assessment/essays.html (accessed January 1, 2010).
Example 2: Eltis, David, and Paul F. Lachance. 2009. Estimates of the size and direction of the trans-Atlantic slave trade. Voyages: The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database. hhttp://www.slavevoyages.org/static/download/estimates-method.pdf (accessed January 1, 2010).
As with any information or object reused or republished in another context, original author or copyright should be appropriately credited.
Lesson plans
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Format: [author of lesson plan]. [title of lesson plan]. Voyages: The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database. [URL to PDF version of lesson plan] (accessed Month, Day, Year).
Other text
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Format: Demos: [title of demonstration video]. QuickTime movie. Voyages: The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database. http://www.slavevoyages.org (accessed Month, Day, Year).
Example: Demos: Voyages site overview. QuickTime movie. Voyages: The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database. http://www.slavevoyages.org (accessed January 1, 2010).
 
[Link to Website] Open Access Not applicable. Voyages is an open access website. No permission or license agreement is needed to create a link to this site.

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