Review by Choice Review
Brundage (history, California State Polytechnic Univ.--Pomona), hoping to foster excitement for history, structures this edition (2nd ed., 1997) around history as a dynamic, open-ended process. Six chapters cover historiography, organization of the profession, how to locate sources, methods of writing, and the open-ended nature of history. After discussing the nature of research using primary sources (both published materials and manuscripts) and secondary works such as books, periodicals, or dissertations, Brundage provides examples of how to look for information and gives advice about note taking and creating footnotes and a bibliography. He includes an essay by one of his students to illustrate the writing and revision process. Several appendixes provide lists of databases and bibliographies, footnote and bibliography formats, commonly used abbreviations, and suggestions for further reading. Covering both online and paper-based methods for note taking and research, this is a unique book on writing and research in history. Highly recommended. D. D. Siles formerly, Elmhurst College
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