In my research, I have consulted the "Women's Land Army: Index to Service Records of the Second World War" held on microfiche at The (UK) National Archives (MAF421), as described here.
Consulting Shown Mills' Evidence Explained there are 2 possible 'models' I could use as the basis for constructing the citation:
- Fiched manuscript (Preservation Copy)
Many manuscript materials are microfilmed or microfiched for preservation purposes only. They are not sold to the public and are not considered publications. Copies typically exist only at the library or archives that created the film.
- National Government Records (Image copies)
The guidance from Shown Mills in this case is less clear cut, as it is predominantly about microfilmed copies of US Records held by US National Archives and National Archives and Records Administration; however, it ought to be possible to extrapolate to the UK situation. The recommended approach seem to be to cite the microfiche as if it were a publication (but quite frankly, this section of the book is as clear as mud to me, hence the question).
Which model should I choose as the basis for my citation?
Quotations are from Evidence Explained, 2007.