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Guide to the discipline and methodology of oral history.
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Oral history is the main subject heading for books about oral history or collections of oral histories.Oral Biography is a related term.

Use the subject Interviewing for materials about the technique and methodology of conducting interviews.

Interviews is used as a subheading within a subject heading under names of individual persons, classes of persons, and ethnic groups for transcripts or recordings of what was said during the course of interviews with those persons, or for works about those interviews. For example: "African American women--Interviews."

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In most areas of the social sciences and humanities, books are still the key medium for disseminating information. Whether monographs, edited volumes, conference proceedings, anthologies, or other types of works, books treat subject matter in a detailed, scholarly way. The documentation found in books in the form of footnotes and bibliographies is also an excellent tool for amassing other source material for research.

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