EXPLORING DYSTOPIA: QUOTING
I often receive questions about quoting or citing Exploring Dystopia from students. Hence, I thought I should try to sort things out.
"Can I quote your site?" many ask. You may of course quote Exploring Dystopia. Furthermore, how could I possibly stop you? As a rule, quotes should not constitute more than 5-10 % of your text. If you break this rule, your teacher or professor may accuse you of plagiarism.
"How do I quote your site?" This question is more difficult to answer. Different schools in different countries have different rules. If you want a crystal clear answer, aks your teacher or professor. I can offer some rules of thumb, though.
In both on-line and off-line papers and essays, the site should appear in the reference list. It could look like this:
You need to add the date you used the page, because it may be changed or removed later.
In both on-line and off-line papers and essays, every quote should be followed by a paranthesis or footnote saying "Exploring Dystopia". In an on-line paper or essay, the paranthesis or footnot may also contain an elaborate link to the site.
If you use images from the site in an on-line paper or essay, there should be brief credits below the image: "Picture from Exploring Dystopia". Alternatively, there may be a text at the bottom of the page: "Pictures from Exploring Dystopia". If it is an off-line paper or essay, there is usually no need for credits.