Monday, January 31, 2011

FOR for the week of Jan. 31

Featured Online Resource
Jan. 31, 2011

Every week, the Ort Library brings you a new and outstanding resource from the Web or from one of the library's databases. To get an archive of all FOR entries, click here. Also, you can suggest a website that provides well-organized access to useful info.

THIS WEEK'S Featured Online Resource

As this blog hopefully demonstrates, there is a vast amount of great information available on the Internet, some of which you might even need to cite in a research paper or assignment. The problem is that some websites can disappear without warning thus rendering your citation of that website useless. Luckily, WebCite is here to help.

WebCite is an archiving system for webreferences (cited webpages and websites), which can be used by authors, editors, and publishers of scholarly papers and books, to ensure that cited webmaterial will remain available to readers in the future. A WebCite reference is an archived webcitation, and rather than linking to the live website (which can and probably will disappear in the future), authors will link to the archived WebCite copy on

This service is completely free, doesn't require you to make an account and takes about 30 seconds. Simply plug the URL you want to cite into the archiving service, along with any metadata (author's name, journal title, year, etc) you wish to include, and WebCite will provide you with an archived URL and a formatted citation.

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