LDL: Lacewing Digital Library

Citation

The Lacewing Digital Library (LDL) web portal provides access to multiple on-line sources of information about neuropterid insects. Some of these sources constitute discretely authored or edited web publications. Such publications should be cited as separate and distinct works by users who have obtained useful information from them (as one would cite separate printed works). In formal contexts, users of these publications should avoid citing the LDL as a general web resource, when citing the individual web publications would be more appropriate. Citation of the Lacewing Digital Library by name may be appropriate when the citer wishes (1) to acknowledge the use of information contained in the core LDL web portal module—including the home page, vision statement, what's new, etc., (2) to acknowledge the use of information contained on pages not attributed to a particular author/editor—in which case the page(s) utilized should be noted, or (3) to collectively reference all resources accessible through the LDL—as one might cite the name of a journal as a substitute for its collective contents. For the last three kinds of uses, the LDL may be cited as shown below. For information on the proper citation of particular authored/edited LDL modules see the Citation pages associated with those modules. For authored/edited content on generally unattributed LDL component pages see citation style (4) below. For proper citation of sites linked through the LDL web portal, but not displayed under the LDL banner, see the citation recommendations associated with the specific linked site.


(1) For the core Lacewing Digital Library web portal module use:

Oswald, J. D. (chief editor). Lacewing Digital Library. [module name]. [URL]. Accessed on [date when you last accessed the site].

Example

Oswald, J. D. (chief editor). Lacewing Digital Library. Lacewing Digital Library module. http://lacewing.tamu.edu/. Accessed on 14 September 2007.

(2) For unattributed Lacewing Digital Library pages use:

Oswald, J. D. (chief editor). Lacewing Digital Library. [name of page]. [URL]. Accessed on [date when you last accessed the site].

Example

Oswald, J. D. (chief editor). Lacewing Digital Library. Downloads page. http://insects.tamu.edu/lacewing/downloads.html. Accessed on 14 September 2007.

(3) For the complete Lacewing Digital Library web resource use:

Oswald, J. D. (chief editor). Lacewing Digital Library. [URL]. Accessed on [date when you last accessed the site].

Example

Oswald, J. D. (chief editor). Lacewing Digital Library. http://lacewing.tamu.edu/. Accessed on 14 September 2007.

(4) For authored/edited content on generally unattributed Lacewing Digital Library component pages use:

[name of author/editor] [(editor)]. Lacewing Digital Library. [name of page(s), or page component]. [URL]. Accessed on [date when you last accessed the site].

Example

Oswald, J. D. Lacewing Digital Library. Downloads page. Neuropterid Genera of the World download [date 5 September 2007]. http://insects.tamu.edu/lacewing/downloadgenera.html. Accessed on 14 September 2007.

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