Custom source types

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Talk given in 2009 at the annual Sydney TMG Conference about how to create and use custom source types to allow accurate citations.

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Custom source types

  1. 1. How to cite your sources the way you want<br />Custom Source Types<br />
  2. 2. How to create a properly-cited source in TMG<br />2<br />Carole Riley - May 2009<br />
  3. 3. Source Categories in TMG follow one of two standards:<br />“Evidence” by Elizabeth Shown Mills<br />“Cite Your Sources” by Richard S. Lackey<br />Or one of your own making – Custom (OK, three standards)<br />“Evidence Explained” by Elizabeth Shown Mills (2008)<br />Archives fact sheets<br />State Records NSW Archives in Brief No. 10 – “Citing State Archives”<br />National Archives of Australia fact Sheet 7 – “Citing archival records”<br />3<br />Carole Riley - May 2009<br />What is a “properly-cited” source?<br />
  4. 4. Definition: “Source types specify which characteristics of the source are to be recorded, and how the footnotes and bibliography entries will be formatted.”1<br />Characteristics – title, author, publisher, date, publisher location, etc<br />Format – how to arrange these characteristics when citing the source – order, punctuation<br />1. Terry Reigel, A Primer for The Master Genealogist(Modbury, South Australia: Gould Genealogy, 2008), 46. <br />Source Types<br />4<br />Carole Riley - May 2009<br />
  5. 5. These are the characteristics of the source.<br />Source Groups = Source citation FIELDS<br />Source Elements = Source citation field LABELS<br />There are 32 Source Groups (fields) – can use each one only once, but in any order<br />Use Source Elements (labels) to make data entry easier when creating Source in Master Source List<br />Source Groups and Source Elements<br />5<br />Carole Riley - May 2009<br />
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  7. 7. Full footnote – where you cite the source for a specific piece of information, includes “Citation Detail”<br />Short footnote – short version of full footnote for subsequent citations of same source, includes “Citation Detail”<br />Bibliography – list of sources at the end of the book, report, chart, etc.<br />Shown in Output form tab<br />Source Citations – 3 templates<br />7<br />Carole Riley - May 2009<br />
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  10. 10. Hoffman, Lee H. (editor). Getting the Most out of The Master Genealogist. Modbury, South Australia: Gould Genealogy, 2003.<br />Mills, Elizabeth Shown. Evidence Explained, Citing History Sources from Artifacts to Cyberspace. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Company, 2007.<br />National Archives of Australia. Fact sheet 7 – Citing archival records. Website. http://www.naa.gov.au/about-us/publications/fact-sheets/fs07.aspx, retrieved 17 May 2009.<br />Reigel, Terry. A Primer for The Master Genealogist. Modbury, South Australia: Gould Genealogy, 2008.<br />Reigel, Terry. Working with Source Elements and Groups. Website. Terry Reigel. Terry’s TMG Tips. http://tmg.reigelridge.com/Source-Elements.htm: last updated 5 May 2006.<br />State Records New South Wales. Archives in Brief No. 10 – Citing State archives. Website. http://www.records.nsw.gov.au/state-archives/guides-and-finding-aids/archives-in-brief/archives-in-brief-10, retrieved 17 May 2009.<br />Bibliography<br />10<br />Carole Riley - May 2009<br />

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