Sort Order, Turabian (Endnote 5)

Hi Everyone,

My document has journal articles, books, governement documents (with and without authors).

At present, the references are sorted by ‘author, then date’ and this means that goverement documents (with authors) are listed throughout the document. As below:

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. 701 Comprehensive Planning Assistance: Statutes, Regulations, Interagency Agreements, Departmental a-95 Implementing Instructions (Washington DC, 1977).

Affordable Housing Planning and Appeal Act. Illinois Compiled Statutes (Chapter 310, Division 67). (January 1, 2004).

Arnstein, S. R. “A Ladder of Citizen Participation.” Journal of the American Planning Association 35, no. 4 (1969): 216-24.

U.S. Office of Management and Budget. Suspension of the Comprehensive Planning Grant Program, by Ash, R. L., (Washington DC, 1974).

Babcock, R. F. The Zoning Game; Municipal Practices and Policies. Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press, 1966.

whereas, I would like the goverment documents to sort by author, department, then year. As below:

Affordable Housing Planning and Appeal Act. Illinois Compiled Statutes (Chapter 310, Division 67). (January 1, 2004).

Arnstein, S. R. “A Ladder of Citizen Participation.” Journal of the American Planning Association 35, no. 4 (1969): 216-24.

Babcock, R. F. The Zoning Game; Municipal Practices and Policies. Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press, 1966.

Babcock, R. F. “Comments on the Model Land Development Code.” Urban Law Annual 1, no. 5 (1972): 59-67.

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. 701 Comprehensive Planning Assistance: Statutes, Regulations, Interagency Agreements, Departmental a-95 Implementing Instructions (Washington DC, 1977).

U.S. Office of Management and Budget. Suspension of the Comprehensive Planning Grant Program, by Ash, R. L., (Washington DC, 1974).

Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.

If the government references are to be pre-sorted by author, department, year , does that mean they’re appearing as a self-contained unit/category of references? What happens to the other non-government references? How are they meant to appear in the bibliography? Are you trying to group the references by reference types then sort them within each type?

If you’re grouping them by category (reference type) it might be possible to either partially sort them using the Subject Bibliography feature or by setting up a custom field and assign a numbering code to each group of references to facilitate part of the sort process. Then specifying the bibliography sort order. But need further information describing how the government and nongovernment references are to be displayed in the bibliography.

In addition to CG’s comments, How are they cited in the text?  

Is “Ash, R.L.” in the author field in this listing? U.S. Office of Management and Budget. Suspension of the Comprehensive Planning Grant Program, by Ash, R. L., (Washington DC, 1974).

What are the reference types?

Here is a  thread that might be relevant (thread1). 

Basically they are sorted Author, year then title, and  if there is an author listed for those govenment documents, then that would take precedence over title and it gets listed as you describe (and they would appear in the citation too?).  – So the option would be to put those authors in the secondary author field in the ref type (which you may have to add) adjust the bibliography template to use that alternative author field, (calling it “Author2”).  

Also I am not sure - but are really using endnote X5?  That version is getting a bit long in the tooth.  The current version has been X7 for several years.  Hard to remember exactly what features were possible in older version of endnote.  

Finally, the other workaround is - just when you are ready to submit, removed field codes and sort those paragraphs with word.  but that is less satifactory.