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  1. Hi Gurus, how about the menu option/link button to show a user/reader the correct citation for a blog post or page etc.

    Example:
    1884 'MESSRS. FERGUSON AND URIE'S NEW PREMISES.', The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1956), 22 August, p. 7, viewed 19 February, 2012, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article6055878

    In the example above, view http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article6055878
    The click the 'Cite' option to view the available citation options.

    Ray

    The blog I need help with is fergusonandurie.wordpress.com.

  2. Perhaps I'm not understanding something, but how would that differ from adding a link?
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/links/

  3. Hi Tess, it's not so much the actual link as such, but the correct wording of the citation as shown in my post above. The example I gave is the Harvard/Australian format of citation and in the actual link to the article, if it was to a WordPress page or post it should actually be the persistent URL link (the short URL). This would make it simpler for researchers or academics to simply copy/paste the calculated citation text to be used in other documents to correctly cite a page/post from a users WordPress blog. It would also make it easier for amateurs to know the correct citation method therefore setting a consistent standard of citation.

    Ray

  4. We can use
    <cite>
    to open and
    </cite>
    to close.

  5. I think the easiest way for me to explain this is for you to access the NLA historic newspapers site below: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article6055878
    And when the page loads, click the button near the top left called 'Cite' and see the available citation options. I use the Harvard/Australian format. Something like this would be handy to show the correct citation text if I was to 'Quote' something in a book that I found on a users WordPress blog.

  6. gaudetetheology
    Member

    +1 for this - it would be a spiffy feature for those of us who are writing material that our readers might want to properly cite, to make it easy for them to do with a click of the mouse. (I'd want Turabian format included though! :) ) I cut&paste from similar popups when I'm writing papers for class.

    It would also be spiffy if the "Press This" window included an option so that we could properly cite the site we're blogging about. (Thus making it easy to harvest citations for a future paper.)

    Alas, I suspect the academically-inclined blogs are a sufficient minority to make this worth implementing. But it never hurts to ask!

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