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Re: form for listing URLs in bibliography

From: Larry Masinter <masinter@parc.xerox.com>
Date: Mon, 13 Nov 1995 14:34:12 PST
To: www-talk@w3.org
Message-Id: <95Nov13.143414pst.2733@golden.parc.xerox.com>
RFC 1738 contains a section

	APPENDIX: Recommendations for URLs in Context

that suggests enclosing URLs in angle brackets:

	<URL:http://tex.org/book/>

Enclosed is another citation guide, which has different
recommendations (to which I have no objections).


>          **************************************************
>          *           A BRIEF CITATION GUIDE FOR           *
>          * INTERNET SOURCES IN HISTORY AND THE HUMANITIES *
>          **************************************************
>                                by
>                          Melvin E. Page
>                  <pagem@etsuarts.east-tenn-st.edu>
>
>                                for
>                     H-AFRICA <h-africa@msu.edu>
>                         Humanities-on-Line
>                                and
>                         History Department
>                   East Tennessee State University
>
>
> The following suggestions for citations of Internet sources in
> history and the historically based humanities are derived from the
> essential principles of academic citation in Kate L. Turabian,
> *A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and Dissertations,
> *5th ed. (Chicago, University of Chicago Press, 1987).  I have also
> draw upon suggestions from some of the works listed below.  The
> guide has been improved by the the students of my Historical
> Methods classes at East Tennessee State University and my fellow
> H-AFRICA editors whom I thank for their assistance.
>
> Since the Internet is an evolving institution, this guide is not
> intended to be definitive.  Corrections, additions, comments,
> suggestions, and criticisms are therefore welcome.  Please address
> them to the author at:
>
>                    pagem@etsuarts.east-tenn-st.edu
>
> When the need for revisions and updates become apparent, new versions
> of the guide will be issued.
>
>
>
>                        =======================
>                        Bibliographic Citations
>                        =======================
>
>
> Basic citation components and punctuation
> *****************************************
>
> Author's Last Name, First Name.  [author's internet address, if
>     available].  "Title of Work" or "title line of message." In
>     "Title of Complete Work" or title of list/site as appropriate.
>     [internet address].  Date, if available.
>
> The samples below indicate how citations of particular electronic
> sources might be made.
>
>
> Listserv Messages
> *****************
>
> Walsh, Gretchen. [gwalsh@acs.bu.edu]. "REPLY: Using African
>     newspapers in teaching."  In H-AFRICA.  [h-africa@msu.edu].
>     18 October 1995.
>
>
> World Wide Web
> **************
>
> Limb, Peter.  "Relationships between Labour & African Nationalist/
>     Liberation Movements in Southern Africa." [http://neal.ctstateu.
>     edu/history/world_history/archives/limb-l.html]. May 1992.
>
>
> FTP Site
> ********
>
> Heinrich, Gregor.  [100303.100@compuserve.com].  "Where There Is
>     Beauty, There is Hope: Sau Tome e Principe."  [ftp.cs.ubc.ca/
>     pub/local/FAQ/african/gen/saoep.txt].  July 1994.
>
>
> Gopher Site
> ***********
>
> "Democratic Party Platform, 1860."  [wiretap.spies.com Wiretap Online
>     Library/civic & Historical/Political Platforms of the U.S.]
>     18 June 1860.
>
> Kirshenblatt-Gimblett, Barbara.  "Making Difference." [gopher.uic.edu
>     The Researcher/History/H-Net/H-Amstdy (American Studies)/Essays &
>     Discussions About American Studies].  20 July 1995.
>
>
> Usenet Group Messages
> *********************
>
> Dell, Thomas.  [dell@wiretap.spies.com].  "[EDTECH] EMG: Sacred Texts
>     (Networked Electronic Versions)."  In [alt.etext]. 4 February
>     1993.
>
> Legg, Sonya. [legg@harquebus.cgd.ucar.edu].  "African history book
>     list."  In [soc.culture.african].  5 September 1994.
>
>
> E-mail Messages
> ***************
>
> Page, Mel.  [pagem@etsuarts.east-tenn-st.edu].  "African dance...and
>     Malawi."  Private e-mail message to Masankho Banda, [mbanda@igc.
>     apc.org].  28 November 1994.
>
>
>
>                   ==============================
>                   Footnote and Endnote Citations
>                   ==============================
>
>
> Basic citation components and punctuation
> *****************************************
>
>     <note number> Author's First name and Last name, [author's
> internet address, if available], "Title of Work" or "title line
> of message," in "Title of Complete Work" or title of list/site as
> appropriate, [internet address], date if available.
>
> The examples below indicate how citations of particular electronic
> sources might be made.
>
>
> Listserv Messages
> *****************
>
>     <1> Gretchen Walsh, [gwalsh@acs.bu.edu], "REPLY: Using African
> newspapers in teaching," in H-AFRICA, [h-africa@msu.edu], 18 October
> 1995.
>
>
> World Wide Web
> **************
>
>     <2> Peter Limb, "Relationships between Labour & African
> Nationalist/Liberation Movements in Southern Africa," [http://neal.
> ctstateu.edu/history/world_history/archives/limb-l.html], May 1992.
>
>
> FTP Site
> ********
>
>     <3> Gregor Heinrich, [100303.100@compuserve.com], "Where There Is
> Beauty, There is Hope: Sao Tome e Principe," [ftp.cs.ubc.ca/pub/
> local/FAQ/african/gen/saoep.txt], July 1994.
>
>     <4> Sonya Legg, [legg@harquebus.cgd.ucar.edu], "African history
> book list," in [soc.culture.african], 5 September 1994.
>
>
> Gopher Site
> ***********
>
>     <5> "Democratic Party Platform, 1860," [wiretap.spies.com
> Wiretap Online Library/civic & Historical/Political Platforms of the
> U.S.], 18 June 1860.
>
>     <6> Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett, "Making Difference,"
> [gopher.uic.edu The Researcher/History/H-Net/H-Amstdy (American
> Studies)/Essays & Discussions About American Studies],  20 July 1995.
>
>
> Usenet Group Messages
> *********************
>
>     <7>Thomas Dell, [dell@wiretap.spies.com] "[EDTECH] EMG: Sacred
> Texts (Networked Electronic Versions)," in [alt.etext], 4 February
> 1993.
>
>
> E-Mail Messages
> ***************
>
>     <8> Mel Page, [pagem@etsuarts.east-tenn-st.edu], "African
> dance...and Malawi," private e-mail message to Masankho Banda,
> [mbanda@igc.apc.org],  28 November 1994.
>
>
>
>          ================================================
>          Additional Source Material on Internet Citations
>          ================================================
>
> Dodd, Sue A.  "Bibliographic References for Computer Files in the
>     Social Sciences: A Discussion Paper."  [gopher://info.monash.
>     edu.au:70/00/handy/cites].  Revised May 1990.  {Published in
>     *IASSIST Quarterly*, 14, 2(1990): 14-17.}
>
> Li, Xia and Nancy Crane.  *Electronic Style: A Guide to Citing
>     Electronic Information*.  Westport: Meckler, 1993.
>
> University of Chicago Press *Chicago Guide to Preparing Electronic
>     Manuscripts: for Authors and Publishers*.  Chicago:  University
>     of Chicago Press, 1987.
>
> Walker, Janice R.  "MLA-Style Citations of Internet Sources."
>     [http://www.cas.usf.edu/english/walker/janice.html].
>     April 1995.
>
>
> *********************************************************************
> version 1.1                                           30 October 1995
> *********************************************************************
>                  Copyright Melvin E. Page, 1995.
> This document may be reproduced and redistributed, but only in its
> entirety and with full acknowledgement of its source and authorship.
> *********************************************************************
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