Authored by Elizabeth Shown Mills. Laminated, folded, 4 pages, 8 ½ x 11. Published by Genealogical.com.
The QuickSheets are laminated 4-page guides published by Genealogical.com, similar to the “At A Glance” series. Durable book-size pages that can be stowed in a bag, these QuickSheets replace the full volumes of Evidence! or Evidence Explained that are nearly impossible to carry around, say, if you’re in Salt Lake City for the week. These are quickie references that survive coffee drips, sandwich crumbs, and stuffed suitcases.
The QuickSheets are the products of one author, Elizabeth Shown Mills. As adept as she is at turning out weighty volumes of citational analysis, she is equally adept at generating these short guides.
The guides are written in the style of Evidence!: templates for the Source List Entry, the Full Reference Note, and the Subsequent Reference Note. Examples make plain the style of the citation, examples which are more easily understood than explanatory phrases.
An example from “QuickSheet: Citing Ancestry.com Databases & Images Evidence! Style”:
Citing an Image (Manuscript Collection) for a Source List Entry: “ ‘Munich, Vienna, and Barcelona Displaced Persons and Refugee Cards, 1943-1959.’ Digital images. Ancestry.com. http://www.ancestry.com : 2009.”
Her introduction reviews the elements of the material, and a prominent box on the front page gives the basic template outline from which the examples work. Footnotes are explanations of exceptions and special cases.
These QuickSheets don’t replace her books, but they’re a lot easier to carry around.
“QuickSheet: Citing Ancestry.com Databases & Images Evidence! Style.
“QuickSheet: Citing Online African-American Historical Resources Evidence! Style.
“QuickSheet: Citing Online Historical Resources Evidence! Style. First Revised Edition.
“QuickSheet: Genealogical Problem Analysis.
“QuickSheet: The Historical Biographer's Guide to the Research Process.
“QuickSheet: The Historical Biographer’s Guide to Cluster Research (the FAN Principle).
“QuickSheet: The Historical Biographer’s Guide to Finding People in Databases & Indexes.
“QuickSheet: The Historical Biographer’s Guide to Individual Problem Analysis.
QuickSheets are available from the publisher, Genealogical Publishing Company, at http://goo.gl/YYsND.