Ticket #331 (new story)

Opened 13 years ago

Last modified 13 years ago

"Cite this resource" feature

Reported by: teemu Owned by: anonymous
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Description

When a user want to make references to the resource (content, activity, tool) found from the LeMill she may click "Cite this resource" -link and will get a page with several ready made reference styles such as APA style. In Wikipedia there is already this feature. See e.g. http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Special:Cite&page=Finland&id=52511025

Change History

comment:1 Changed 13 years ago by tarmo

  • Priority changed from major to minor

I don't think this is a good idea. LeMill content is not peer-reviewed any more than Wikipedia, and should not be used for citations. I've no idea why the feature is in Wikipedia - most likely the guys who did it did not understand what scientific citations are meant for. You're not supposed to cite encyclopedias, school books, or anything else that isn't "scientific fact". Of course, the practice of citing falls from this ideal, and people cite web pages and stuff like that, even though they shouldn't. But maybe it's not a good idea to encourage such behaviour.

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