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Questions tagged [references]

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Can movies be considered usable for reference?

There are many historical movies which show exactly the way events happened in the past, can they be used as a reference for raising queries? Example: The movie Viceroy's House shows the series of ...
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What is the community criteria for referencing religious sources?

Context: Having just barely joined History.SE after participating in several other SE communities, I've been struck with how closed the community seems to be to newcomers and casual participants - ...
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Flagging holocaust denial

Holocaust denial is both factually incorrect, and offensive. How should it be flagged? Should it be flagged as "rude and abusive", or should I use "other" and say "lacks citations"? I'm worried that ...
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Proposal for Accepting Reference List Requests

I'd like to present for comment a process by which we might productively handle requests for lists of reference material on the History stack using the current StackExchange software. Requests for ...
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Are hadiths useable as references?

A lot of Islamic history lies in the forms of hadith: Oral tradition passed down through several people. Wikipedia is a little misleading on the description, the term is used for almost all oral ...
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Working with references is not a History?

I have asked a question about interpretation of references in literature and was told that this is not a history question! Here is the question that I'm referring: Understanding what these ...
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A consensus to make citations mandatory on this site

On the Skeptics SE site we require that any claim be referenced. To have a look at our requirements please check Guidelines for Inadequately Referenced Answers Anecdotes and unproven general facts ...
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Should (can) we standardise bibliographic references?

In addition to Gpierce's question, should we standardise the way that bibliographic references are formatted? It has been a while since I wrote a bibliography, so for my last answer I had to look up ...