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A cite to delight in

After enduring a few book projects and several whitepapers, we know the pain that is footnotes. Apparently, so do the folks over at Encyclopędia Britannica (example). We’ve noticed recently that they have introduced a helpful feature: Ready-made citations.

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As you can see, they offer several different flavors. The last one is a creation of theirs:

Britannica’s editors have developed a citation style after carefully considering the issues of citing electronic publications. If you have not been instructed to use a specific citation style, Britannica’s format is an attractive alternative.

While online news sites might not think of themselves as academic resources, people are turning the Web first for information. Why not do things that will help them credit you properly?

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The Shifted Librarian: “An interesting and very valid idea. In fact, it’s probably something libraries providing primary, digital resources should consider.”

Posted on Feb 28, 2004 | 10:32 pm EST

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