I recently asked a professor how to cite a wiki, podcast and blogs and she sent back a scathing retort that I should not even entertain the idea of using any of these resources as valid sources for any of my papers that I was writing. It thought this was very interesting and rather, how should I say some what prejudicial towards tools that are being used on the Internet.

I now that citing certain blocs and even wikis, like Wikipedia can be a problem, because there are no scholarly citation to back up what is being said. But I have run across many blosg, wikis and podcasts that do have citations and are written by creditable people in the academic world. I was wondering why their sites wouldn’t be creditable?

I had to laugh a bit when I asked this professor if a professor from Stanford University was creditable and if I could use their podcast as a creditable resource. At this point, I don’t think she realized that there were such lectures.

Is this a sign of the times? What do you all think, and for those of you who do APA, how do you cite these items?

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Comment by Durff on July 29, 2007 at 10:33pm
Use this site...I fill in info for web page http://citationmachine.net/index.php?page=about


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