Going to the Sources A Guide to Historical Research and Writing

ISBN-10: 1118515315

ISBN-13: 9781118515310

Edition: 5th 2013

Authors: Anthony Brundage

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The updated fifth edition of Going to the Sources presents a practical guide to historical research and writing for all students of history.Focuses on the basics of historians’ craft, introducing students to concepts including refining a topic, selecting sources, and engaging critically with their readingAppendices illustrate style for footnotes, endnotes, and bibliographical entries, as well as a list of commonly used abbreviationsFeatures a new chapter on the use of non-textual sources for historians, including a case study discussion of the historical importance of D. W. Griffith’s film The Birth of a NationAddresses how to bring the critical assessment skills of reading to bear on film and other non-textual sources Includes a student-written historiographical essay, with marginal notes for instruction
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Book details

List price: $29.95
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/29/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 176
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 0.40" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Preface to the Fifth Edition
The Ever-Changing Shape and Texture of the Past
Static and Dynamic Concepts of History
Revising Our View of the Past
New Forms of Historical Consciousness
Toward a "People's History"
Minorities and Women Enter History
The Annales School and Cliometrics
Psychology and History
Microhistory and Macrohistory
A Multitude of Avenues to the Past
The Nature and Variety of Historical Sources
Primary Sources
Manuscript sources
Published sources
Secondary Works
Dissertations and conference papers
Finding Your Sources: The Online Library Catalog and Beyond
The Online Library Catalog
Subject Headings, Keywords, and Title Words
Creating and Using a Research Bibliography
Published Bibliographies
Printed and Electronic Indexes and Abstracts
Finding Scholarly Essays
Other Important Databases
Historical Research on the Internet
Finding Useful Reference Materials
Getting the Most Out of History Books: Critical Reading and Assessment
The Need for More Effective Reading
Finding out about Authors
Comparing Similar Works of History
Reviewing a History Book
Beyond Textual Sources: Historians' Use of Other Media
Words, Images, and the Historical Imagination
The Birth of a Nation: Entertainment, Propaganda, and Critical Response
Reading, Viewing, Reflecting: A Case Study
The Evolving Integration of Text and Image
Exploring Changing Interpretations: The Historiographic Essay
Selecting and Refining a Topic
Research for a Historiographic Essay: A Case Study
Writing the Historiographic Essay
Alternative Approaches
Engaging with Primary Sources: The Research Paper
Searching for a Viable Topic
Finding Primary Sources
Approaching Your Reading
The Outline and Structure of Your Paper
Some Elements of Effective Writing
An Open Mind and Intellectual Honesty
Editing and Revising
One Final Look
Conclusion: The Open-Ended Nature of History
Published Bibliographies
Major Databases for Bibliographic Searching
Footnote/Endnote Formatting
Book by a single author
Book by two authors
Book by three authors
Book by four or more authors
Book with author(s) as editor(s)
Articles and Essays (Chapters)
Journal article
Magazine article
Newspaper article
Encyclopedia article
Essay (chapter)
Book review
Other Types of Sources
Government document
Footnote Reference to a Previously Cited Work
Bibliography Formatting
Essay (chapter)
Sample bibliography
Commonly Used Abbreviations
Suggestions for Further Reading
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