Listing research sources

February 14th, 2010 by Jack

When you list research sources at the end of your stories, I want something that shows me why you’re listing each source.  A bare list of links or citations does nothing for me.  I’m not going to read full reports or stories to try to figure out why you listed them.  You could handle this in one of two ways.  You could put numbered footnotes in the text of your stories if David and Rebecca will allow that, or if not, annotate your source lists to tell me what information you used in your story from each source.

Today’s bonus: Tinamarie Vella of our Research Center has a great post on useful resources from the Library of Congress web site.

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