Re: [mythsoc] citing the Proceedings
- Yeah, that's what I thought. But it's kinda confusing to us Earthlings-- I
mean us youngish grad students.
I am citing multiple papers from the Proceedings, but sometimes it's cited
elsewhere with the mallorn / mythlore mixup in full frontal. Other times it
seems more sensible. I just wanted to know what someone on this list would
do, but I didn't want to have to get into books and stuff.
I'm here, so I thought I would ask.
As you can imagine, I am formating my thesis for someone special right now.
He's a nit picker.
On 12/6/06, David Bratman <dbratman@...> wrote:
> At 09:31 AM 12/6/2006 -0600, Croft, Janet B. wrote:
> >Shippey, Thomas A. "Tolkien as a Post-War Writer." Proceedings of the
> >J.R.R. Tolkien Centenary Conference, 1992. Eds. Patricia Reynolds and
> >Glen H. GoodKnight. Altadena: Milton Keynes Tolkien Society, 1992.
> Um, no. The imprint on this is wrong. This says it was published in
> Altadena by something called the "Milton Keynes Tolkien Society." That's
> wrong. The imprint should actually be: "Milton Keynes: Tolkien Society;
> Altadena: Mythopoeic Society, 1992."
> Also, in MLA format it's "Ed. Patricia Reynolds and Glen GoodKnight," not
> "Eds." and not "H." (the initial is on the cover but not on the title
> which is the proper citation source).
> >DO NOT also cite the collection by itself. Just cite the individual
> >articles you use. Make sure you include the page numbers.
> Well, that's not true either. It depends. If you're citing just one paper
> from the Proceedings, then yes, just cite the individual paper and use the
> page numbers.
> If you're citing a lot of papers from the Proceedings, cite each paper
> individually in abbreviated form and also provide a full bibliographic
> entry for the whole collection.
> If you're just making a general reference to the collection as a whole and
> are not citing any papers, but want to have it in your bibliography, then
> cite just the collection.
> David Bratman
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