What the Critics Say...

A Library Journal “Best Reference”

“Historians will welcome the publication of this detailed guide to citations. Even avid users of the Chicago Manual of Style regularly encounter sources for which that handbook gives no guidance. Now we can turn to Elizabeth Shown Mills’s comprehensive work."

Journal of Southern History

“A key resource guide for scholars and serious researchers who must rely upon and understand historical evidence. Highly recommended."

      —Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries

“An essential reference work, highly recommended."                           

 —Library Journal

“The definitive guide for how to cite every conceivable kind of source a historian might use, from traditional archival materials to the most arcane sources imaginable. This volume will be indispensable to every serious scholar, writer, and editor."

     —John B. Boles, William P. Hobby Professor of History, Rice University

“Twenty-first century technology confronts historians and students with a bewildering proliferation of information—some of it accurate and too much of it dubious. Evidence Explained demonstrates how to separate the wheat from the chaff—and how to report one’s sources. This encylopedic guidebook is an invaluable resource for historians, students, and editors alike.”

     —Jon Kukla, author of Mr. Jefferson’s Women and A Wilderness So Immense: The Louisiana Purchase and the Destiny of America