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When 'Citing' Means Regurgitating

Sometimes, the simplest things are the most confusing. A researcher just asked: "When I'm citing something, when do I use the word 'citing'?" The answer, of course, is "It depends." A few months ago, another EE user approached the question in a different way ...

The Source of the Source, of Course, of Course

6 March 2015
EE user Simon (aka “Nomis”) poses a question that puzzles many researchers. When we cite a source that cites its own source, we introduce that second layer of our citation with the word "citing." But, Simon asks, what exactly should come after that? What details need to be included? ...

What to Cite First: The Chicken or the Egg?

15 September 2014
Every writing guide differs from others, depending upon the needs of the fields it serves. One of the ways that Evidence Style differs from other popular styles lies in the handling of "borrowed" sources—at least the legally "borrowed" ones. ...

Do You "Just Trust" Citations Offered by Digital Providers?

25 June 2014
EE hopes your answer is "no." Today’s image demonstrates why. Not only do we need to double-check the factual details, but we also need to consider whether the “ready-made citation” actually covers all essentials. The census enumeration maps offered by one of our most-valued providers of digitized records suggests ...