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Choice of entry element for classical authors

The entry element may be any of the various elements of a name--khitab, kunyah, ism, patronymic, laqab or nisbah. "Determine this from reference sources" (22.22B1), keeping in mind that the piece in hand is a reference source, though a low-ranking one as regards choice of entry element.

If the author is very well-known, or if the classical person is not an author, reference sources such as the Encyclopedia of Islam, Encyclopaedia Britannica, Encyclopaedia Iranica, etc. may be consulted and their data (dates, etc.) quoted in headings as they appear. Otherwise, consult at least one reference source aside from the piece in hand as follows:

Note: In citing a second or third reference source, quote the name in full.
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