ESC 3704Project 1_F10

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ESC 3704 Project 1, Fall 2010 Environmental Issues Many environmental issues are quite controversial. Increasingly, the World Wide Web (WWW), or Internet, is used as a source of information. There is nothing wrong with this, as long as the sources used are reputable and of good quality. An important issue in using Internet resources is the correct citation of the sources used. As with journal or book sources, there is more than one style of citation. Differences also exist between the way in which scientific writers cite sources and those writing in other areas, such as the humanities, cite sources. One reasonable on-line source, available as of 8/24/10 is: Bedford/St. Martin Press, “Citation Styles Online!”, April 02, 2003, < http://www.bedfordstmartins.com/online/citex.html > (24 August 2010). They use the Council of Science Editors in Scientific Style and Format. Two citations are required, In-text and Reference List. For this project, the In-text citation should use the name-year system. For the Reference List, again use the name-year format. Note that et al. is a foreign phrase and should be italicized. You may use their guidelines for the various types of sources. Electronic sources require a somewhat different format than journal articles, books, etc. At least two dates are required - the date written or last modified, and the citation date (sometimes called last date accessed). Some web pages contain explicit date information on the page, others hide it in "meta-data" not visible on the page. Using a browser like Mozilla Firefox, you can view "Page Info" (under the Tools menu). This often contains the date written or modified.
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