Evaluating Other People's Citations—Answers to the Test

Yvette nailed it. Yesterday's list of “reference notes” represents a cut-and-paste from the “recommended" citations created by various archives who helpfully tell users how to cite what they have found there. All but one of them represent a document that is online, so that no travel is needed.

EE Mon, 11/05/2018 - 20:30
QuickTest: Evaluating Other People's Citations

Someone has just presented you with a paper in which they report their research findings. These are the first nine reference notes. What is your reaction?

EE Mon, 11/05/2018 - 20:17

QuickLesson 22: What Citation Template Do I Use?

“What citation template do I use?” the student asked—just before launching into his complaint. “Research would be fun if it weren't for citations. They're too nitpicking. There are too many formats. History researchers need software that has no more than ten templates and will automagically decide which one best fits.”

Okay, Dear Student. You’ve vented. Can we now have a friendly little Attitude Adjustment Session?

Attitude Adjustment  1

QuickLesson 19: Layered Citations Work Like Layered Clothing

Humans have adopted clothes for protection. They are adaptable to circumstances. We can layer them to fit the environment or weather. Society has created all sorts of ‘rules’ for when and where to wear certain items of clothing. We don't wear white after Labor Day. We don't wear jogging shorts to a formal wedding. Yet the layering process remains flexible. On a fall day, we may put on a sleeveless vest or short-sleeved tee atop a long-sleeved shirt; as the sun climbs, we’ll peel off the lighter item and keep on the long sleeves to ward off the chill.