Linking To Data At The Big Cartoon DataBase

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Linking To BCDB


We are happy you wish to link to The Big Cartoon DataBase or quote data from us, and you want to do it in a manner that makes us both look good; the following is guide for how we would like you to link to us or use our information. Please feel free to contact us regarding any special circumstances you might have in your use of data from our site. We would be happy to work with you- even provide direct data dumps in some cases- and make other special case allowances for specific projects and usages.
Linking to data and information at The Big Cartoon DataBase is a great way to add information and usability to your web site. We can offer a lot more than just banner links, as you shall now see. If you adhere these guidelines, prior permission is not required for links or limited quotes on your web site or publication. If you have any questions about linking, please free to contact us directly with those queries.

Please do NOT use any sort of robot or automated web site download utility to try to gather your base information from The Big Cartoon DataBase; such processes are easily detected, and place an undue stress on our server. You will be banned from the use of this site for the use of robots or other site download tools. If you need a large slice of data from The Big Cartoon DataBase, please request us to provide you a data dump, as outlined below.

Any commercial or for-profit use of data from The Big Cartoon DataBase in any form is prohibited without prior permission. Please contact us for a fee shedule regarding for-profit use of the information on this website.

Simple Linking to The Big Cartoon DataBase Main Page


You may Link to our main page at the following address:

Linking Directly to a Cartoon at The Big Cartoon DataBase


We have added a new link on every cartoon page to make this easier for you to do. Simply hit the "Link to XXXXX" link at the bottom of any cartoon detail, and a window will pop up with the code you need to link directly to that cartoon. Simply cut the code, and paste it where you want it- couldn't be easier or simpler!

To link to a cartoon series or studio listing in our database you can just cut and paste the URL you see in your browser from that page.

For example, on the page for Hanna-Barbera, you will find this URL:

http://www.bcdb.com/cartoons/Hanna-Barbera_Studios/index.html

All you'd have to for a Link to Hanna-Barbera is code http://www.bcdb.com/cartoons/Hanna-Barbera_Studios/index.html into your <a href=" " > </a> tags.

When using Links and information from our site in this manner, we would hope that you would let your visitors know (in some fashion) where the links go. For instance, if you have a list of cartoon links, you might want to preface the list with something like:

For more information, see what the Big Cartoon DataBase has to say about these cartoons.
For single links, it might be more appropriate to say something like:

Also see Hanna-Barbera at BCDB.


Sometimes, a small image link might be appropriate. Here is an image you may use to link directly to a film:

Film at Big Carttoon DataBase

Please copy this image to your local server. You may use it like this:

<a href="http://www.bcdb.com/bcdb/cartoon.cgi?film=CARTOON_ID"><img src="http://www.yourserver.com/images/bcdb_button.gif" alt="CARTOON NAME @ Big Cartoon DataBase" width="66" height="26" border="0" /></a>
Be sure to replace CARTOON_ID and CARTOON NAME with the id number and name of the cartoon, and www.yourserver.com/images with the url to your image directory where you have saved this image!

For individual or multiple links to specific pages on our site, you can link in any manner that is most appropriate for the design of your site. You may link to any page on our site you wish to, there are no restrictions.

Quoting Data from The Big Cartoon DataBase


You may quote a limited amount of data from The Big Cartoon DataBase; as noted on our Terms of Use page, "you may quote small subsets (less than 25 cartoons) of filmographic or production-related data on non-commercial web sites, on message board systems, in magazine articles etc." This may be done in any form you choose, that meets the layout of your publication. This may (but does NOT have to) include direct links to the cartoons the data was taken from at The Big Cartoon DataBase. However, you must include an attribution to where you took your information from in this fashion:
"Information courtesy of The Big Cartoon DataBase. Used with permission."


The code for this attribution is here:

<b>"Information courtesy of <a href="http://www.bcdb.com/">The Big Cartoon DataBase</a>. Used with permission."</b>


Any offline references must include this attribution:

Information courtesy of The Big Cartoon DataBase (http://www.bcdb.com/) Used with permission.

Use of Data Compiled by The Big Cartoon DataBase


You may also summarize a limited amount of data collected from The Big Cartoon DataBase website. This may be done in any form you choose, as re-written by you and that meets the layout and design of your publication.

If you are using information compiled from our DataBase on your site, please do us the courtesy of a credit. We feel that it is appropriate for you to provide a link to our main page from each of your pages that uses information distilled from our DataBase. Such a link should appear like this:

"Some information courtesy of The Big Cartoon DataBase. Used with permission."


The code for this attribution is here:

<b>"Some information courtesy of <A href="http://www.bcdb.com/">The Big Cartoon DataBase</a>. Used with permission."</b>


Any offline references must include this attribution:

Some information courtesy of The Big Cartoon DataBase (http://www.bcdb.com/) Used with permission.

Request of Data from The Big Cartoon DataBase


If you require a dump of data from The Big Cartoon DataBase, please submit us request for that data in writing, including the following information:

  • The scope of the data needed
  • Your intended use
  • Where and how it will be published
  • Who it will published for
  • How long you will use the data
  • A proposed layout or style guide
  • Your site URL (if applicable)
  • Your contact information


You can post your request here, or send us a Personal Message here (Note: you must be a registered user to send a Personal Message).

Supply us as much information as you can for this review; incomplete applications will be rejected. Each request is personally reviewed, and appropriate action will be taken within one week.

Any such dump of data that is used by you on a website will require an attribution and credit to The Big Cartoon DataBase on each page any of our data appears on. (You may use fonts and sizes appropriate to your web design for this attribution. Placement of the attribution is also up to you, however, it must appear on each page that contains BCDB data.) This attribution should take the following form:

"Information courtesy of The Big Cartoon DataBase. Used with permission."


The code for this attribution is here:

<B>"Information courtesy of <A href="http://www.bcdb.com/">The Big Cartoon DataBase</a>. Used with permission."</B>


Any offline references must include this attribution:

Information courtesy of The Big Cartoon DataBase (http://www.bcdb.com/) Used with permission.

Using Image Links to The Big Cartoon DataBase


The Big Cartoon DataBase makes specific images available for linking to our site. Below are the images (and code) you should use for these links. Please note that we request you copy these images to your local server for your use on your page(s). You may not alter these images in any way for use on your page without prior permission from The Big Cartoon DataBase. No permission can be granted for use of any other images used on The Big Cartoon DataBase web site.

 If you would like a small image to link directly to a cartoon detail page, copy this code:
<a href="http://www.bcdb.com/bcdb/cartoon.cgi?film=CARTOON_ID"><img src="http://www.yourserver.com/images/bcdb_button.gif" alt="CARTOON NAME @ Big Cartoon DataBase" width="66" height="26" border="0" /></a>

(Be sure to replace CARTOON_ID and CARTOON NAME with the id number and name of the cartoon, and www.yourserver.com/images with the url to your image directory where you have saved this image!)


 Which will put this on your site:

CARTOON NAME @ Big Cartoon DataBase


 If you would like a button link, copy this code:
<a href="http://www.bcdb.com/"><img border="0" src="http://bcdbimages.s3.amazonaws.com/bcdblink.jpg" width="120" height="65" alt="The Big Cartoon DataBase" /></a>


 Which will put this on your site:

The Big Cartoon DataBase





 For a larger banner, copy this code:
<a href="http://www.bcdb.com/"><img src="http://bcdbimages.s3.amazonaws.com/bcdb_468.jpg" width="468" height="60" border="0" /></a>


 Which will result in this on your site:

Big Cartoon DataBase