Quotations

 
 
 

Dear Elizabeth—Re: Your Work ...

The email began as many do, with a generous supply of kind words about the research published at my personal website. Then came the paragraph that laid out the actual reason for writing ...

Did They Really Say That?

25 May 2014
When a clever quote is attributed to a famous person, it's tempting to just grab the quote and run with it. That's why we see ...

Handling Quotations

11 May 2014
Most writers love quotations. They capture the "feel" of a document. They express the thoughts of those we're studying. They can provide important perspective, as provided by other writers. They also introduce a host of questions and even more opportunities for ethical and legal transgressions—starting with these five ...

What, Exactly, Are "Research Notes"?

12 February 2014
Historical researchers create various types of "research notes." When we read monographs and articles that present interpretations of the past, our notes typically summarize the author's thoughts. Occasionally, we may copy, exactly, a critical passage or a pithy quotation—with . . .