UNTIL, one lone student in the back of the class, on my last library art instruction session, in the very last 5 minutes of class, innocently asked, "So, how do we cite it?" And, suddenly the archive went from my new best friend to my archenemy. I bumbled something about, "entry in an edited reference work," and quickly fled the class. Full Disclosure: I really strongly dislike the minutiae of citing. I don't care if there's a double space after the colon or not, as long as all of the information required to find the item again, is there. In recent years I have adopted the attitude of a colleague when she observed my furrowed hemming and hawing over some citations for a publication: "That's what editors are for." But, students don't have editors, and they often, in fact, have extreme attention to detail oriented professors that will take off points when there is a missing space in a citation. I owe this attempt to them. I really care about you guys. This one's for you.
And, so I offer up to you my feeble attempt at citing a truly great resource, that defies bibliographic logic. Please feel free to comment and respond, as I was really just making this up as I went along.
Here's the card I used for the example citations.
Every card has one image on the front and most other important identifying information on the back. MOST. The cards, however do not include the names of the authors that wrote the corresponding articles. You actually need the separate index for that. Users citing the articles need to note the ID number on the top left of the card, then find the corresponding author in the author section of the index. (Behind the front cover.)
|The ID number for this card is: I032|