[Q] Webpage in References?

mathog at seqaxp.bio.caltech.edu mathog at seqaxp.bio.caltech.edu
Fri Jun 28 10:38:19 EST 1996


In article <31D33C2B.39EB at biologie.uni-regensburg.de>, a rose <andreas.rose at biologie.uni-regensburg.de> writes:
>Richard P. Grant wrote:
>
>> > Is there a generally accepted format for the inclusion of a WWW 
>> > page in the reference section (in my case that of a poster)?
>
>> I've not seen it done, but I would suggest that it either goes at 
>> the end of your address...
>> Or at the bottom on a line by itself.
>
>Sorry, I didn't actually mean my own WWW page, but rather a page by the 
>WHO that I cite in my poster. Is this OK:
>
>WHO (1996). Chagas Disease Control. WorldWideWeb page at 
>http://www.who.ch/programmes/ctd/act/chagact.htm
>

The format required would generally depend on the journal in question, eh?

Even so, there is a real problem with citing web pages - they tend to exist
for only a short period of time before they are renamed/updated/deleted.  
So maybe they last a year, or maybe three.  They aren't a stable reference
like a journal article or a book, which will be the same 100 years from now
when somebody pulls the dusty copy down off the shelf.  In any case 5-10 
years from now, the web reference will almost certainly be useless.

Regards,

David Mathog
mathog at seqaxp.bio.caltech.edu
Manager, sequence analysis facility, biology division, Caltech 



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