Archive books or notebooks?

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hlkbll

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Turkish
When I say, "archive books" what comes to your mind?

What I want to refer to is basically a thick, large notebook used to keep records. I want to use archive books but I think it would be mistaken for a published book, rather than something handwritten?
 
  • dojibear

    Senior Member
    English - Northeast US
    When I say, "archive books" what comes to your mind?
    An "archive" is a collection of books (or a collection of documents).

    So to me "archive books" are "books in an archive".

    What I want to refer to is basically a thick, large notebook used to keep records.
    You can keep "records" in a book. You cannot keep "archives" in a book. I would not use that word.
     

    hlkbll

    Member
    Turkish
    My apologies, I thought that would provide enough context. Here is the exact sentence:

    This study has been composed of data from 55 archive materials (books and documents) in Istanbul Prime Ministry Ottoman Archive (BOA). Available data include detailed records of wine and raki a number of merchants brought to Istanbul in the 1792-1839 period.
     
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