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BOOK - Citing Historical Sources: A Manual for Family Historians
By N. Kyle
Published by Unlock the Past, Australia , 2013

Softcover...15.00 (C$)

'Citing Historical Sources: A Manual for Family Historians' aims to answer the question "how do I reference the diverse range of source material encountered by the family historian?" The question has become even more complex in recent years with the increasing use of the internet and the plethora of new online sources now added to the mix. The construction of the text for a family history does require that you acknowledge your sources, adhere to copyright legislation and take note of ethical issues in your publication.

This book uses a straighforward and practical format to take you through the rules and conventions of referencing and acknowledgement of the resources used in your research to provide an easy and sensible entry into this important historical task.

'Citing Historical Sources: A Manual for Family Historians' discusses plagarism, digital resources, social media, Trove, oral sources, copyright, photographs, the protection of ideas, ethics, permission and release forms, and all aspects of footnotes, endnotes and the bibliography. The book has ample notes on how you can use online resources and print media to help with your referencing and there are numerous footnotes, endnotes, in-text references, capitalisation, the citing of images and more.

  • Introduction and acknowledgements
  • Citing sources
    • Consistency of the citation
    • Ensuring there is sufficient information
    • Acknowledging prior work
    • Accuracy
    • Capitalisation
    • Hyphenation or not?
    • Footnotes
    • Endotes
    • Textual references or in text references
  • Incorporation previous histories
    • Plagarism
    • Verbatim quotes: not too many, not too long
    • Paraphrasing
  • References
    • Books, chapters in books
    • Ebooks, chapters in ebooks: Journal, magazine and newspaper articles, pamphlets
    • Ejournals, emagazines, online articles
    • Government publications
    • Manuscripts, family papers
    • Other items from newspapers
    • Ibid., op. cit., short forms
    • Oral history, intereviews, recordings
    • URLs (Universal Resource Locators)
    • Social media: YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, blogs, podcasts
    • Letters, emails
    • Online indexes, digitised records
    • Citing images, diagrams, maps, photographs
    • Trove
  • Constructing a bibliography
    • Bibliography
    • Books, chapters in books
    • Journal, magazines, pamphlets, online documents, online indexes
    • Family papers, manuscripts, oral records, letters, emails
    • Government publications, newspapers
    • Oral interviews
  • Creating Copyright
    • Stretching the truth
    • Controversial subject matter
    • Defamation and libel
    • Codes of ethics
  • Exercise is athics
  • Permission notes and publication release
    • Simple release form
    • Useful websites
  • Further reading and references
    • Free online manuals of style asnd advice
    • Books
  • Index
Paperback: 40 pages
Product Dimensions: 5 x 8"
Softcover - staple-bound on spine
Illustrations (colour)
Published by Unlock the Past, Australia, 2013
Printed and bound in North America by Global Heritage Press
ISBN 9781921956133

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