Evidence explained : citing history sources from artifacts to cyberspace / Elizabeth Shown Mills.

By: Mills, Elizabeth ShownMaterial type: TextTextPublisher: Baltimore, Md. : Genealogical Pub. Co., 2007Description: 885 p. ; 24 cmISBN: 9780806317816 (alk. paper); 0806317817 (alk. paper)Subject(s): History -- Sources -- Handbooks, manuals, etc | History -- Research -- Handbooks, manuals, etc | Event history analysis -- Handbooks, manuals, etc | History -- Methodology -- Handbooks, manuals, etcAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Evidence explained.DDC classification: 907.2 LOC classification: D5 | .M55 2007
Contents:
Fundamentals of evidence analysis -- Fundamentals of citation -- Archives & artifacts -- Business & institutional records -- Cemetery records -- Census records -- Church records -- Local & state records: courts & governance -- Local & state records: licenses, registrations, rolls & vital records -- Local & state records: property & probates -- National government records -- Publications: books, CDs, maps, leaflets & videos -- Publications: legal works & government documents -- Publications: periodicals, broadcasts & web miscellanea.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 831-[834] and index.

Fundamentals of evidence analysis -- Fundamentals of citation -- Archives & artifacts -- Business & institutional records -- Cemetery records -- Census records -- Church records -- Local & state records: courts & governance -- Local & state records: licenses, registrations, rolls & vital records -- Local & state records: property & probates -- National government records -- Publications: books, CDs, maps, leaflets & videos -- Publications: legal works & government documents -- Publications: periodicals, broadcasts & web miscellanea.

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Library Journal Review

First published in 2007 and followed by a second edition in 2009, the new edition of this beloved reference standard from historical writer Mills (Professional Genealogy) continues to inform genealogists and historical researchers of all kinds on how to source and cite everything from books to DNA. Content and structure are similar to those in previous editions. Chapters 1 and 2 concisely explain the fundamentals of evidence analysis and citation and remain essential reading for anyone doing research. The remaining 12 chapters examine specific record types and follow the same basic navigation principles. Every chapter begins with its own contents list, pointing to "QuickCheck Models," which dissect the anatomy of citations referencing various sources within a record type, and "Guidelines & Examples," which outline in detail every conceivable source researchers may encounter for that record type. The book concludes with a newly expanded glossary. This edition also contains a QuickStart guide on the inside cover page that offers a step-by-step manual to using the volume, especially helpful for readers daunted by its heft and denseness. Other updates include descriptions of additional sources and materials identified since the previous edition, expanded coverage of genetic citations, and updates reflecting the ever-shifting landscape of Internet sources and major online content providers. Besides the indisputable wealth of information in this work, its enduring value continues to be expressed through Mills's emphasis on the importance of understanding the context and meaning of sources as well as how to identify them accurately. VERDICT Already an essential reference, this updated edition is especially important for staying current with understanding and citing available historical resources.-Jean Fisher, Tacoma P.L. © Copyright 2016. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

CHOICE Review

Retaining many attributes and features of the first edition (CH, Mar'08, 45-3564), this updated volume continues to serve scholars, students, and researchers seeking practical guidance and insight into the study of the past. The first chapter provides an overview of what constitutes evidence in research, and the following one details the fundamental principles of citation. Historical researcher Mills then offers a dozen more chapters that elucidate specific record types as evidence to cite but also objects of value, explicating how they aid in the investigation of research problems. Each chapter begins with "QuickCheck Models"--detailed tables of contents that describe the basic elements and a citation template for particular sources (e.g., business or institutional documents, state and local property or probate records)--and provides citation rules for print and online publications and manuscripts. Examples range from the basic to increasingly esoteric materials. Census records and church documents published outside the US are also covered. There is expanded coverage of items that have been transcribed from their original formats or are born digital and reside exclusively in digital memory systems. With more than 1,000 citation models described, users can rely on the index and see also references to locate specific record types. Additional information can be found on the publisher's accompanying website at https://www.evidenceexplained.com/. Brief glossary. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Undergraduates and above; writing instructors. --Robert V. Labaree, University of Southern California

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