EDITING THE GENERAL RESOURCES BIBLIOGRAPHY IN WORD PRESS
The editing process is straightforward: you may click on the entry and see the citation. When you are logged in to the site, you will have an option to edit. Before making changes, paste the existing citation into a shared OneDrive file for editing. There, you will have the opportunity to proof one another’s work before you edit the website. Be sure to post your citations on the Discussion Board when you are done.
Each group will tackle what they can in their assigned letter range. Each student should edit at least four entries in the bibliography and submit them on the discussion board for grading. You will be expected to peer review your entries within your group and will be graded as a group.
NB: If I tell you you need to revise on the Discussion Board, then you will be responsible for making any necessary changes to your entry on the website.
HOW TO CROSS-CHECK SOURCES
Step 1: Investigate!
Please trace each bib entry to verify the information given. There are many great sources here and we want to offer users useful information that will lead them to a viable source!
Where to look for viable links:
Googlescholar / Google books – We want to offer as many open-access sources as possible, so if you can find full-texts in the wild with reliable links, please include them.
As you work backwards and cross-check information, you may not find what you’re looking for in a simple search because the work cited was part of earlier students’ scholarly research. Following are the most frequently used library databases for our topic.
- MLA International Bibliography
- Project Muse
SAMPLE EDITS USING MLA CITATION GUIDELINES
ALL CITATION GENERATORS ARE BANNED IN THIS COURSE. DON’T DO IT. THEY ALWAYS THROW OFF ERRORS. I CAN SPOT THEM A MILE AWAY. YOU WILL HAVE TO REVISE ALL OF YOUR WORK.
Ok, let’s practice. (The following has been designed as an in-class activity. All of the following citations are incorrectly formatted; one goal of this activity is to talk through why they are wrong.)
For example, here’s the first entry in our bib: what’s wrong? Hint: it’s not the sequence of citation formatting, but there is an error here:
Adams, Simon. “The English Historical Review.”The English Historical Review, vol. 123, no. 501, 2008, pp. 457–458, www.jstor.org/stable/20108487.
Now, how do we fix this second citation?
Alhiyari, Ibrahim. “Thomas Watson: New Biographical Evidence and His Transation of Antigone.” 2006. Texas Tech University, PhD Dissertation. file:///C:/Users/msilva1/Downloads/Alhiyari_Ibrahim_Diss.pdf. Accessed 5 October 2017.
Let’s do one more:
Alwes, Derek B. “‘I would Faine Serve’: John Lyly’s Career at Court.” Comparative Drama 34 (2000): 399. GeneralOneFile. Web. 21 Feb. 2017.
POST ENTRY PROTOCOL
- Post title
The title of the post should feature the author information, last name first. In the RARE case where there is no author, the article title shall take the place of the author’s name.
REPEAT author’s name in the entry, last name first. As our database grows, some authors will have multiple entries.
- Duplicate author entries
Some authors will have duplicate entries. If the works are repeated, you may delete one entry and edit any remaining entries.
(See: Cerasano — needs much work!)
If there are multiple works associated with a single author, you want to combine them. List the works by date. See T.W. Baldwin as an example.
- Access Dates
Because we’re checking all links for functionality, it makes sense to update all of the access dates. Please note that access dates go at the END of each entry.
- Tag your category & post
Tag your entry’s categories: tick the boxes for “Bibliography” and “General Resources.” Tag your post: include the full name of the author (first name then last name), plus the topic of the article and individuals under discussion.