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Teri (teriboop) This thread is designed to help group members participating in the Washington - A Life discussion (specifically with citations and when they are required within the discussion and when are they not)

Outside a formal book discussion like Washington - A Life, citations are required for all authors and all books mentioned on all threads.

However, within a discussion like Washington - A Life- this is the citation criteria for all of the Washington - A Life threads:

All, we do not have to do citations regarding the book or the author being discussed during the book discussion on the Spotlight discussion threads - nor do we have to cite any personage in the book being discussed while on the discussion threads related to this book (Washington - A Life).

However if we discuss folks outside the scope of the book (Washington - A Life) or another book is cited which is not the book and author discussed - then we do have to do that citation according to our citation rules. That makes it easier to not disrupt the discussion. Thank you.


We are talking about the Washington - A Life threads.

As an example a full citation looks like the one below:

"book cover first, author's photo second and author's link third"

Here is the example:

Washington A Life by Ron Chernow by Ron Chernow Ron Chernow

Note: In the above citation, if the author's photo is not available. We simply add (no photo) at the end.


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Teri (teriboop) For the Washington - A Life discussion threads only and/or formal group discussions (those discussions with weekly non spoiler threads) - this is the criteria:

All, we do not have to do citations regarding the book or the author being discussed during the book discussion on the Washington - A Life discussion threads - nor do we have to cite any personage in the book being discussed while on the discussion threads related to this book (Washington - A Life).

However if we discuss folks outside the scope of the book in this case - (Washington - A Life) or another book is cited which is not the book and author discussed - then we do have to do that citation according to our citation rules. That makes it easier to not disrupt the discussion. Thank you.


Be mindful that the citation rule is in full force outside of the Washington - A Life threads.


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Teri (teriboop) If you cite an author or a book that is not found in the Washington - A Life book and you do this on a Washington - A Life thread - you must do a proper citation like the one below:

If it is a book


The Soul of an Octopus A Surprising Exploration into the Wonder of Consciousness by Sy Montgomery by Sy Montgomery Sy Montgomery

If it is an author:

Sy Montgomery Sy Montgomery


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Teri (teriboop) All personages mentioned in Washington - A Life specifically on its pages do not have to be cited even if these folks are authors. This rule is only in effect on the Washington - A Life threads during a formal discussion.

Outside of the formal Washington - A Life threads and outside of a formal scheduled group book discussion, these personages (if they are also authors) must be cited.

But not for the Washington - A Life discussion threads.


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Teri (teriboop) There is a Help Desk folder on The History Book Club site. There are threads which can help you with a variety of topics. You can even ask a mod a question.

Within that folder is a thread called: Mechanics of the Board.
On this thread are very detailed directions on how to master citations.
You can also practice your citations on this thread as well.

Here is the link:

https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...


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Teri (teriboop) How to cite a book which does not have an author's photo but does have a book cover and an author's link:

Playing For Time by Fania Fénelon by Fania Fénelon (no photo)


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