Monday, December 31, 2007
Full Bibliographic Disclosure
Sometimes in subsequent posts, I will merely provide the title of the book, again for brevity purposes. I may be accused of academic laziness, a charge I never want associated with my name. This is the first occasion where a reader has brought this to my attention, a respected academician no less, in whose opinion should be taken seriously.
I was curious if my other readers have been put off by my lack of full bibliographic data? I would like to rectify this problem, so what do you think?
BTW- Any posts I do for Caesar's Calendar should appear thus: Feeney, Denis. Caesar's Calendar: Ancient Time and the Beginnings of History. Sather Classical Lectures 65. Berkeley/Los Angeles/London: University of California Press, 2007.
Posted by Matthew D. Montonini at 5:55 PM
Subscribe to: Post Comments (Atom)
I'm not put off by it and it doesn't bother me in the least. As long as I can tell where you're getting it from then I'm fine.
Unless you are posting research papers, the name of the author and the title of the book are sufficient for a blog post (particularly if you link it to Amazon or some other online book store. If you are quoting from an article, you should include the name of the journal. It is simply a matter of giving due credit and enough information for the reader to find the book should s/he desire.
Post a Comment