This Tuesday’s Tip is on citing electronic articles in genealogy research.
Different academic disciplines have different standards. Here are examples of citations from two leading scholarly groups used by historians:
Mark Howells, “A Cite For Sore Eyes: Quality Citations for Electronic Genealogy Sources.” Ancestry Magazine, May 1, 1998. Accessed September 22, 2010.
Howells, Mark. “A Cite For Sore Eyes: Quality Citations for Electronic Genealogy Sources.” Ancestry Magazine 1 May 1998. Ancestry.com. 22 Sep 2010; http://www.ancestry.com/learn/library/article.aspx?article=782.
Both are styles used in history and the humanities scholarship, so either one is a good choice to follow. (But not both!) Citing Electronic Articles in Genealogy Research is pretty straightforward.
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