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From: Terry Reigel <>
Subject: Re: [TMG] Biographies
Date: Sun, 25 Dec 2005 17:11:31 -0500
On Sun, 25 Dec 2005 07:31:08 EST, wrote:
> I have come across a few biographies and I was wondering
> what tag you use to enter them. There is not a tag
> labeled biographies and short of making a new tag, I am
> not proficient with sentence structure, how do you
> handle this?
I generally don't enter complete biographies I find. Instead, I take
the information I want to use and add it to appropriate tags, using
the biography as a source.
On occasion the information I find is either worded in an unusually
interesting way, or contains very subjective descriptions that I find
interesting. In those cases I word the material I extract as
quotation, with an introduction like "he was described by a
contemporary as..." with a citation to the source.