Re: How to Cite

Subject: Re: How to Cite
From: Roxanne Marie Kent-Drury <rkdrury -at- OREGON -dot- UOREGON -dot- EDU>
Date: Fri, 5 Dec 1997 09:29:31 -0800

A good site with information for analyzing internet websites is available

It has great links as well to sites that give information on citing
internet/electronic sources.

Roxanne Kent-Drury
University of Oregon
Eugene, Oregon 97403-1286
e-mail: rkdrury -at- oregon -dot- uoregon -dot- edu
phone: (541) 346-1548
fax: (541) 346-1509

On Fri, 5 Dec 1997, Jill Burgchardt wrote:

> I'm amazed when I help my children use the Internet at home for
> school papers. We find numerous articles with serious factual
> errors. In researching Colorado, we found three different sites
> each naming a different bird as Colorado's state bird. Several
> sites about states and countries contain contradictory or outdated
> "facts". My daughter's interested in rock collecting, too. We
> found several rocks identified in incorrect groups. Those are just
> recent examples.
> I use the internet for research, but I'm cautious. We need to ask
> the same questions about articles on the net as we do about
> articles in journals and magazines:
> What is the author's background?
> What experts are cited?
> Is this information from primary sources?
> Is this viewpoint endorsed by other experts?
> Is this publisher (site sponsor) known for unbiased or biased
> reporting?
> Yes, the Internet is just another medium. Unfortunately, when I
> ask the above questions, I'm still finding too many sites with
> credibility akin to that of tabloids rather than research
> journals.
> Jill Burgchardt
>, or

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