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I suggest that we not have both parenthetical in-text citations and a subsequent clickable endnote number for the reference. It seems more than is needed. The clickable endnote code is so user-friendly in WE (unlike flipping back and forth to the end of a book to see what extra bits are available), that I propose doing away with parenthetical in-text references altogether. In addition, being that the purpose of these materials is learning, not communication of scholarly research, we should keep the content as clean as possible.

A consequence of this change will be that in the case where a specific page is part of the citation, it will be in the endnote, and we will not be able to bundle references, being that the page numbers differ. I think keeping the text clean without parenthetical references outweighs this unfortunate consequence.

Thoughts?

Alison

ASnieckus (talk)20:28, 28 January 2011

I started to make this change, sorry to barge ahead. Turns out the citations had a small mix up in assignments, so the page number issue doesn't come up (although it might in another context).

Alison

ASnieckus (talk)20:57, 30 January 2011

Hi Alison,

Thanks - -sorry I missed the earlier question. I think you're approach and recommendations for the citations in these course materials are good. As you say - -these are wiki learning materials -- not scholarly research articles.

Cheers W

Mackiwg (talk)21:21, 30 January 2011