Today, we spent our time discussing all of the many reasons that citations are important. While there are many different styles to choose from, it was interesting to hear all of the ways that Chicago style is tailored to historians and their needs whilst researching. As a non-major it was neat comparing our different citation styles and their advantages.
Our readings highlighted the ways in which people are gravitating more towards author-date style, rather than footnotes. After our discussion today, that makes me sad. I have a greater appreciation for footnotes now than I did previously. As someone who spends the majority of their major discussing rhetoric, it was really neat learning about the ways in which citations can have a rhetorical function!
McIntyre’s reading highlighted the willful ignorance that we as readers and consumers have all to frequently fallen victim to. While I am sometimes not the most diligent at staying up to date on the news, I do take time to make sure that the things I am reading are credible.
While they can definitely be a pain, I do feel a greater appreciation for citations (including Chicago style) than I did previously.
Karcher, Sebastian, and Philipp Zumstein. “Citation Styles: History, Practice, and Future.” Authorea. October 04, 2018. https://www.authorea.com/users/102264/articles/124920-citation-styles-history-practice-and-future/_show_article
Chapter 1 of McIntyre, Lee C., and McIntyre, Lee C. Respecting Truth : Willful Ignorance in the Internet Age. 2015. https://doi-org.umw.idm.oclc.org/10.4324/9781315713168