|Title||Bibliography in Reports|
|Description|| FH should be able to produce a bibliography in all reports that also
Why: Most serious styles for the production of citations produce
(a) a bibliography listing the sources used and
(b) reference notes saying where each fact has come from (linking facts to the sources).
Reference notes usually come in two flavours - initial and subsequent where full titles and authors' names
appear in the initial ref. notes and abbreviated forms in the subsequent.
FH only produces an initial reference note format, causing those who take citation styles seriously to be dismissive of FH's reports.
I can't get too excited about the omission of subsequent reference notes, not least because when reading them I have to look back
to find the full title, etc. But it would be handy to have a bibliography of the sources used and complete a major omission in this aspect.
Way forward: The Chicago-Style Citation Quick Guide on
"http://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/tools_citationguide. htm l
shows bibliography formats that ought to be employed. (CMoS formed the basis for Elizabeth Shown Mills' plethora of formats.)
An option might be provided to split the bibliography into published and unpublished sections, as per many history books,
though this would seem to need a new custom GEDCOM item against the source as the current "published" is also used for "creation" date of unpublished stuff.
|Added||Saturday 06th August 2011 12:03 PM|
|Last Vote||Sunday 14th April 2013 05:08 PM|
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