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  Evidence Explained: Citing History Sources from Artifacts to Cyberspace
Evidence Explained: Citing History Sources

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Media: BOOK - hardcover, 888 pages
Author: E. Mills
Year: 2007
Other Data: glossary, bibliog, indexes
ISBN: 9780806317816

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Product Code: GPC3843
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'Evidence Explained' is the definitive guide to the citation and analysis of historical sources.

History still waits to be discovered. In courthouses and warehouses, town halls and rectories, dusty attics and ancient trunks, old records survive in every form imaginable.

Technology delivers other treasures. Websutes and DVDs offer documents and relics in many digital forms. Audio files, podcasts, and e-zines stream insight into history. Libraries and societies house microfiche and film, reprints and revisions, translations and transcripts, alongside digital access to books and journals previously in print.

According to the author, there are no historical resources we can trust at face value. Records simply offer evidence, and their assertions may or may not be true. To decide what actually happened, we must understand those records. To analyse that evidence and judge what to believe, we also need particular facts about those records.

Students, scholars, and curious sleuths all face the same questions:

  • What details must we capture for each type of source in order to understand it and properly interpret its evidence?
  • How can we evaluate a record's credibility - especially when its information conflicts with assertions made in other sources?
  • How do we identify each source - not just so it can be found again, but so we and others can judge its reliability?

'Evidence Explained' guides you through a maze of sources not covered by other citation manuals - all kinds of original records, accessed through different media. A thousand citation models for US and international documents demonstrate how to handle the quirks that stump up when we use those materials. 'Evidence Explained' is the go-to guide for everone who explores the past.

1. Fundamentals of Evidence Analysis
2. Fundamentals of Citation
3. Archives and Artifacts
4. Business and Institutional Records
5. Cemetery Records
6. Census Records
7. Church Records
8. Local and State Records: Courts and Governance
9. Local and State Records: Licenses, Registrations, Rolls and Vital Records
10. Local and State Records: Property and Probates 
11. National Government Records
12. Publications: Books, CDs, Maps, Leaflets and Videos
13. Publications: Legal Works and Government Documents
14. Publications: Periodicals, Broadcasts and Web Miscellanea
Appendix A: Glossary
Appendix B: Bibliography
Index: QuickCheck Models

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