Monday, February 18, 2008

Citing Online Sources

Confessions of a Researchaholic
“Take the whole range of imaginative literature, and we are all wholesale
borrowers. In every matter that relates to invention, to use, or beauty or form,
we are borrowers.”
—Wendell Phillips
Do you utilize google.com, ask.com or internet sources? If so, you must cite your sources in your bibliography, footnotes or endnotes. The order varies, which can be confusing. The following websites include the who, what, when, where, and how of documentation style.

URL: http://library.duke.edu/research/citing/workscited/: Lists various works and what details to cite.

URL: http://www.bedfordstmartins.com/online/citex.html: Illustrates documentation styles for MLA Style, APA Style, Chicago Style, CBE Style, and other styles. Includes guidelines for citing electronic media sources such as web pages, chat room and listserv postings, email messages, home pages, etc.

URL: www.apastyle.org/elecref.html: The electronic media changes rapidly. APA updates this page regularly with additions, changes or clarifications.

URL: http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/ndlpedu/start/cite/index.html: This guide helps users prepare citations for electronic resources available from the Library of Congress Web site, which include: cartoons, films, legal documents, maps, newspapers, photographs and drawings, sound recordings, special presentations, and texts.

URL: www.lib.memphis.edu/instr/style.htm#citing: Cites online sources for different disciplines.

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