Four Myths about Documentation (and an Ode to Mushrooms)
For us to simply attach a document to a person's profile, without any discussion, is to send that document out into the world, naked of all identification or explanation that is needed to make a decent claim. ...
Tue, 03/19/2019 - 12:50
How to Wade into Evidence Explained
Sat, 11/03/2018 - 15:50
Help! wrote the student. “EE is a big pool to swim in! Is there a wading pool where I can just get my toes wet?” Should I start with one of the laminated QuickSheets?”
Yes and no.
We’re studying Benjamin S. Anybody. We find his photograph online. Well, we find a photograph that is said to be him. What do we do now?
A Church Book Is a Church Book Is a Church Book
Across centuries of record-keeping, different denominations have created different types of records. ... Regardless of the country in which you work, your citations to church books will have essentially the same elements. ...
Sun, 04/05/2015 - 16:42
15 March 2015
When we extract a “fact” from a source and we cite that source in our research notes, we feel so virtuous, don’t we? Our inner self reaches out and pats us on the back. “Atta girl! Way to go! Keep up this good stuff!” Truth it, citing sources doesn’t mean ...
When Do I Use Parentheses in a Citation? (Psst! Not This Way!)
9 March 2015
In citations to published works, parentheses are used to set off "publication data." When citing a magazine or journal article ...
Mon, 03/09/2015 - 07:00
The Source of the Source, of Course, of Course
6 March 2015
EE user Simon (aka “Nomis”) poses a question that puzzles many researchers. When we cite a source that cites its own source, we introduce that second layer of our citation with the word "citing." But, Simon asks, what exactly should come after that? What details need to be included? ...
Fri, 03/06/2015 - 11:58
1 January 2015
It's a new year. You've made your resolutions, right? Of course, No. 1 is, "I shall—from this day forward and forevermore—provide complete and accurate documentation for all my research." Wonderful! But what, exactly, does this call for? ...
Record Citation vs. Record Identification
27 October 2014
Newer researchers think of “source identification” in terms of How do I cite this? The underlying issue, however, is not how to cite. It is, instead, how to ...
Mon, 10/27/2014 - 07:00
Citations: 1-2-3 Easy
12 September 2014
Every kind of citation follows a basic pattern: 1-2-3. When we have something to identify, we identify (1) the creator, (2) the item, then (3) access information. If it's a ...
Mon, 09/08/2014 - 16:11