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The Columbia Guide to Online Style

Second Edition

Janice R. Walker and Todd Taylor

The Columbia Guide to Online Style is the standard resource for citing electronic and electronically accessed sources. It is also a critical style guide for creating documents electronically for submission for print or electronic publication.

Updated and expanded, this guide now explains how to cite technologies such as Web logs and pod casts; provides more guidance on translating the elements of Columbia Online Style (COS) citations for use with existing print-based formats (such as MLA, APA, and Chicago); and features additional guidelines for producing online and print documents based on new standards of markup language and publication technologies.

This edition also includes new bibliographic styles for humanities and scientific projects; examples of footnotes and endnotes for Chicago-style papers; greater detail regarding in-text and parenthetic reference and footnote styles; an added chapter on how to locate and evaluate sources for research in the electronic age; and new examples for citing full-text or full-image articles from online library databases, along with information on how to credit the source of graphics and multimedia files.

Staying ahead of rapidly evolving technologies, The Columbia Guide to Online Style continues to be a vital tool for online researchers.

About the Author

Janice R. Walker is an associate professor in the Writing and Linguistics Department at Georgia Southern University and an associate editor of Readerly/Writerly Texts.Todd Taylor is associate professor of English at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and the coeditor of Literacy Theory in the Age of the Internet.

In the last five years new editions of the standard manuals of style and citation have appeared, which writers, publishers, librarians and academics hoped would give authoritative answers to the troublesome questions posed by electronic media. But none of these guides adequately addressed the crucial changes brought on by the World Wide Web.... With its index and annotated glossary, this guide is an excellent supplement to the standard style manuals.

The Columbia Guide to Online Style is the go-to resource... [And] Has become the standard reference for online citations and remains a vital companion.

The Columbia Guide to Online Style is essential for all academic, special, public, and school libraries.

List of Figures and TablesPrefacePart 1. Locating and Citing Source MaterialsChapter 1. Research in the Electronic Age 1.1. Locating Information 1.1.1. Search Library Catalogs 1.1.2. Search Online Databases 1.1.3. Search the World Wide Web 1.2. Evaluating Sources 1.2.1. Authority 1.2.2. Currency 1.2.3. Relevance 1.2.4. Other Considerations 1.3. Avoiding Plagiarism 1.3.1. Take Careful Notes 1.3.2. Consider Using Bibliography Software 1.4. Documenting SourcesChapter 2. The Logic of Citation 2.1. Five Principles of Citation Style 2.1.1. The Principle of Access 2.1.2. The Principle of Intellectual Property 2.1.3. The Principle of Economy 2.1.4. The Principle of Standardization 2.1.5. The Principle of Transparency 2.2. Reconsidering the Principles of Citation Online 2.3. Understanding the Element Approach to Online Citation 2.3.1. Author Information 2.3.1.1. Author's name 2.3.1.2. Aliases or fictitious names 2.3.1.3. Corporate or organizational authors 2.3.1.4. Editors, compilers, translators, etc. 2.3.1.5. No author. 2.3.2. Title of Page or Article and File Names 2.3.2.1. Article and Web page titles 2.3.2.2. Untitled files 2.3.2.3. Parts of works 2.3.3. Titles of Web Sites, Online Books, Journals, and Other Complete Works 2.3.3.1. Web sites 2.3.3.2. Online books 2.3.3.3. Online journals 2.3.3.4. Other complete works 2.3.4. Edition or Version Information, If Applicable 2.3.5. Publication Information 2.3.5.1. Internet sources 2.3.5.2. Electronic databases and information services 2.3.5.3. Publications on fixed media 2.3.6. Date of Publication, Last Revision, or Modification 2.3.7. Page Numbers or Location 2.3.8. Sponsoring Organizations, Conferences, and Series Names 2.3.9. File Numbers, Search Terms, or Other Information 2.3.10. Date of AccessChapter 3. Citing Electronic Sources in the Humanities 3.1. Documenting Sources in the Text 3.1.1. Citations Without Page Numbers 3.1.2. Citations with Section, Paragraph, or Line Numbers 3.1.3. Citing Multiple Works by the Same Author 3.1.4. Citations with Corporate or Organizational Author 3.1.5. Citations with No Known Author 3.1.6. Citations with No Author or Title 3.1.7. Citation of Multiple Works with the Same Titles and No Author 3.1.8. Citations of Graphics, Audio, or Video Files 3.1.9. Citations of Personal Communications 3.1.10. Citations of Legal and Biblical References 3.2. Preparing the Bibliographic Material 3.2.1. Web Pages or Sites 3.2.1.1. Web page 3.2.1.2. Web site 3.2.1.3. Web page or site, no title 3.2.1.4. Web page or site, no author 3.2.1.5. Web page or site, corporate or organizational author 3.2.1.6. Web page or site, no author or title 3.2.1.7. Web page or site, maintained or compiled 3.2.1.8. Article in online journal 3.2.1.9. Article or page in corporate or organizational Web site 3.2.1.10. Article in online magazine 3.2.1.11. Article in online newspaper or news service 3.2.1.12. Article from archive 3.2.1.13. Article in frames 3.2.1.14. Sponsored page or site 3.2.1.15. Conferences 3.2.1.16. Government Web site 3.2.1.17. Online book, electronic 3.2.1.18. Online book, previously published 3.2.1.19. Web page or site, revised or modified 3.2.1.20. Web page or site, edition or version 3.2.1.21. Links, anchors, or search-path information 3.2.1.22. Graphics, audio, or video files 3.2.1.23. Document information, source code, and miscellaneous information 3.2.2. Electronic Databases and Reference Works 3.2.2.1. Article from library database, full-text 3.2.2.2. Abstracts or reviews from library database 3.2.2.3. Article or abstract from CD-ROM publication 3.2.2.4. Online encyclopedias, dictionaries, and thesauri 3.2.2.5. Other online reference works 3.2.3. Synchronous and Asynchronous Communications 3.2.3.1. Personal e-mail 3.2.3.2. Mailing lists 3.2.3.3. Newsgroups 3.2.3.4. Blogs and wikis 3.2.3.5. Chats 3.2.3.6. MOOs and MUDs, online games 3.2.4. Miscellaneous 3.2.4.1. Software and video games. 3.2.4.2. WebCT, Blackboard, and other courseware. 3.2.4.3. Online course materials. 3.2.4.4. Other electronic files.Chapter 4. Citing Electronic Sources in the Sciences 4.1. Documenting Sources in the Text 4.1.1. Citations Without Page Numbers 4.1.2. Citations with Section, Paragraph, or Line Numbers 4.1.3. Citing Multiple Works by the Same Author 4.1.4. Citations with Corporate or Organizational Authors 4.1.5. Citations with No Known Author 4.1.6. Citations with No Author or Title 4.1.7. Citations of Multiple Works with the Same Title and No Author 4.1.8. Citations of Graphics, Audio, or Video Files 4.1.9. Citations of Personal Communications 4.1.10. Citations of Legal and Biblical References 4.2. Preparing the Bibliographic Material 4.2.1. Web Pages or Sites 4.2.1.1. Web page 4.2.1.2. Web site 4.2.1.3. Web page or site, no title 4.2.1.4. Web page or site, no author 4.2.1.5. Web page or site, corporate or organizational author 4.2.1.6. Web page or site, no author or title 4.2.1.7. Web page or site, maintained or compiled 4.2.1.8. Article in online journal 4.2.1.9. Article or page in corporate or organizational Web site 4.2.1.10. Article in online magazine 4.2.1.11. Article in online newspaper or news service 4.2.1.12. Article from archives 4.2.1.13. Article in frames 4.2.1.14. Sponsored 4.2.1.15. Conferences 4.2.1.16. Government Web site 4.2.1.17. Online book, electronic 4.2.1.18. Online book, previously published 4.2.1.19. Web page or site, revised or modified 4.2.1.20. Web page or site, edition or version 4.2.1.21. Links, anchors, or search-path information 4.2.1.22. Graphics, audio, or video files 4.2.1.23. Document information, source code, and miscellaneous information 4.2.2. Electronic Databases and Reference Works 4.2.2.1. Article from library database, full-text 4.2.2.2. Abstracts or reviews from library database 4.2.2.3. Article or abstract from CD-ROM publication 4.2.2.4. Online encyclopedias, dictionaries, and thesauri 4.2.2.5. Other online reference works 4.2.3. Synchronous and Asynchronous Communications 4.2.3.1. Mailing lists 4.2.3.2. Newsgroups 4.2.3.3. Blogs and wikis 4.2.3.4. Chats 4.2.3.5. MOOs and MUDs, online games 4.2.4. Miscellaneous 4.2.4.1. Software and video games 4.2.4.2. WebCT, Blackboard, and other courseware 4.2.4.3. Online course materials 4.2.4.4. Other electronic filesPart 2. Preparing Manuscripts for Print and Electronic PublicationChapter 5. The Logic of Document Style 5.1. Five Principles of Document Style 5.1.1. The Principle of Access 5.1.2. The Principle of Intellectual Property 5.1.3. The Principle of Economy 5.1.4. The Principle of Standardization 5.1.5. The Principle of Transparency 5.2. Reconsidering the Principles of Document StyleChapter 6. Creating Documents for Print 6.1. The Parts of the Text 6.1.1. Front Matter 6.1.1.1. Covers and cover pages 6.1.1.2. Title page 6.1.1.3. Information page 6.1.1.4. Abstract or summary 6.1.1.5. Table of contents 6.1.1.6. List of illustrations and figures 6.1.1.7. List of tables 6.1.1.8. Foreword 6.1.1.9. Acknowledgments 6.1.1.10. Preface 6.1.1.11. Introduction 6.1.2. Back Matter 6.1.2.1. Conclusion 6.1.2.2. Appendixes 6.1.2.3. Notes 6.1.2.4. Glossary 6.1.2.5. Bibliography 6.1.2.6. Index 6.1.2.7. List of contributors 6.2. Producing Hard-Copy Documents on a Word Processor 6.2.1. Paper 6.2.2. Printing 6.2.3. Binding 6.2.4. Margins 6.2.5. Spacing 6.2.6. Fonts 6.2.7. Formatting Techniques 6.2.7.1. Boldface 6.2.7.2. Underlining or italics 6.2.8. Special Characters 6.2.9. Bylines 6.2.10. Titles 6.2.10.1. Titles for article- or chapter-length projects 6.2.10.2. Titles for book-length projects 6.2.11. Section or page numbers 6.2.12. Headers and footers 6.2.13. Subheads 6.2.14. Paragraphs 6.2.15. Lists 6.2.15.1. Ordered lists 6.2.15.2. Unordered lists 6.2.16. Quotations 6.2.16.1. Block quotations 6.2.16.2. Epigraphs 6.2.17. Note References 6.2.18. Artwork 6.2.18.1. Tables 6.2.18.2. Illustrations 6.2.18.3. Figures 6.2.18.4. Graphics 6.2.18.5. Photographs 6.2.19. Style Sheets 6.3. Submitting Documents for Print in Digital Formats 6.3.1. Transmitting Computer Files 6.3.2. Naming Computer FilesChapter 7. Creating Documents for Electronic Publication 7.1. The Parts of the Text 7.1.1. Front Matter 7.1.1.1. Covers and cover pages 7.1.1.2. Title page 7.1.1.3. Information page 7.1.1.4. Abstract or summary 7.1.1.5. Table of contents 7.1.1.6. List of illustrations and figures 7.1.1.7. List of tables 7.1.1.8. Foreword 7.1.1.9. Acknowledgments 7.1.1.10. Preface 7.1.1.11. Introduction 7.1.2. Back Matter 7.1.2.1. Conclusion 7.1.2.2. Appendixes 7.1.2.3. Notes 7.1.2.4. Glossary 7.1.2.5. Bibliography 7.1.2.6. Index 7.1.2.7. List of contributors 7.2. Publishing Documents on a Computer Network 7.2.1. File Organization 7.2.2. Navigating and Frames 7.2.3. Links 7.2.4. Colors 7.2.5. Spacing 7.2.6. Fonts 7.2.7. Formatting Techniques 7.2.7.1. Boldface 7.2.7.2. Underlining and italics 7.2.8. Special Characters 7.2.9. Bylines 7.2.10. Titles 7.2.10.1. Titles for article- and chapter-length projects 7.2.10.2. Titles for book-length projects 7.2.11. Section Numbers 7.2.12. Return Links 7.2.13. Subheads 7.2.14. Paragraphs 7.2.15. Lists 7.2.15.1. Ordered lists 7.2.15.2. Unordered lists 7.2.16. Quotations 7.2.16.1. Block quotations 7.2.16.2. Epigraphs 7.2.17. Note References 7.2.18. Artwork 7.2.18.1. Tables 7.2.18.2. Illustrations 7.2.18.3. Figures 7.2.18.4. Graphics 7.2.18.5. Photographs 7.2.19. Style Sheets 7.3. Submitting Files for Electronic Publication 7.3.1. Diskettes, CDs 7.3.2. Naming Computer FilesAppendixes Appendix A. Starting Points for Online Research Appendix B. File Extensions Appendix C. Abbreviations Appendix D. Other Documentation Styles Appendix E. Selected Bibliography Appendix F. ISO Latin-1 Characters and Control CharactersGlossaryIndex