Thursday, July 23, 2009

Topic: Citing Sources from the Internet

10-second review: How do you cite information from the Internet? The Chicago Manual of Style gives an example. You’ll spend more time writing the citations than you will in writing the paper. And you wonder why students plagiarize?

Title: “The End Matter: The Nightmare of Citation.” Louis Menand. The New Yorker (October 6, 2003), 120-126.

Example of citation from the Internet as suggested by the Chicago Manual of Style:

Hlatky, M.A., D. Boothroyd, E. Vittinghoff, P. Sharp, and M.A. Woolsey. 2002. Quality-of life and depressive symptoms in postmenopausal women after receiving hormone therapy; Results from the Heart and Estrogen/Progestin Replacement Study (HERS) trial. Journal of the American Medical Association 287, no. 5 (February 6), (accessed January 7, 2002).

Authors, last name first. Year. Title. Journal with Vol. and No. (Date). URL. Date of accession.

Comment: The author, rightly, says that the biggest problem most students have in citing sources is from the Internet. I guess there is no getting around a thorough citation. RayS.

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