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Entering sources in FTM 2011

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Re: Entering sources in FTM 2011

Posted: 13 May 2013 9:29PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 13 May 2013 9:33PM GMT
I like EE from an academic standpoint, but I do have a problem with the exact thing you are questioning.

Source title can have various data points depending on the object being sourced. For published works it would be the actual title, for example the book or article title. For unpublished works it gets a little hairy!! For sources that involve a "happening" like an interview or letter I would have date, from person, to person, "interview, Jan 3, 1975 of John Doe" for a census I would have something like "1910 US Census, location..." The hairy part come in asking yourself when to stop with the "location...". I like to keep my source records generic so I stop with the state level and report the remaining detail in the source_citation.page field I.e the citation-detail.

The citation-text is for storing the actual text that you are citing. This is mostly for information that comes out of a book but could be used in other things as well. Remember the source-citation is for keeping citation specific data not for data about the source.


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Craig_Milne 13 May 2013 7:30PM GMT 
BurgessDonnel... 13 May 2013 8:09PM GMT 
Craig_Milne 14 May 2013 12:16AM GMT 
johndd189 14 May 2013 1:38AM GMT 
BurgessDonnel... 14 May 2013 1:44AM GMT 
johndd189 14 May 2013 2:23AM GMT 
kj_norway 14 May 2013 3:29AM GMT 
Craig_Milne 14 May 2013 10:58AM GMT 
silverfox3280 14 May 2013 2:08PM GMT 
keithnuttle 14 May 2013 4:53PM GMT 
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