David Lang Posted June 4, 2005 Share Posted June 4, 2005 Someone recently asked about how to do a bibliographic citation of an Accordance module that does not include page numbers. I thought others here might be interested in the answer. When we prepare a module for Accordance, we're limited by the amount of information included in the electronic text we receive. If the original source text does not include page numbers, there's no way to get that information in the Accordance module. Some Accordance modules do include page numbers, and as you scroll through the text, the page number is displayed next to the paragraph number. When you cite these modules, it's easy enough to specify the page number you're referring to. That said, citing the page number is not the only way to cite a reference work. You can cite the title of the article, the number of the paragraph within an article, etc. Most of the standard guides for bibliographic citations have been updated to account for electronic resources which lack page numbers. Here are a couple of links which might prove helpful: http://www.pace.edu/library/pages/instruct...es/turabian.htm (Turabian) http://www.pace.edu/library/pages/instruct/citeprint.html (MLA) Keep in mind that page numbers can vary in different editions of a printed work, so page numbers are hardly an absolute way to point your readers to the source material you're citing. If they happen to have a different print edition than the one cited, it is not necessarily easy for them to find your citation by page number. In the same way, when you're citing an Accordance module, you are using an electronic edition of that resource which may not include page numbers at all. The important thing is for you to cite your source in such a way that your readers can consult your source material. Hope this helps. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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