User:Bananasoldier/notes

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What Fish? book reference set-up: [1]

Better one: [2]

Best: [3]

Also, page 22.


Hey Bananasoldier. I know of no book-specific guideline for located reliable sources, but that's the rule rather than the exception for most topics. Video games are an area where it's often difficult to find reliable sources in the usual places (which I'll get to in a moment) because of how recent they often are and their nature so that guideline was created. For books, like many topics, the usual places are (other) books (Google Books [note this citation tool!]), magazines, newspapers, journals (Google Scholar) and so on. Unfortunately, Google News' archive is down for possibly two months or more and may greatly hamper writing an article on a book, because newspapers are often the predominant place to turn for a book--many books are treated almost nowhere else. However there are other newspaper resources, though the only ones at all comparable (or better) are pay sites (newspaperarchive.com is amazing [though better for older material than current]). For a list of free newspaper sources, see Wikipedia:Free English newspaper sources. Note also the wonderful resource exchange request forum – if you know of a source or likely source but do not have access you can request it there. Best regards--Fuhghettaboutit (talk) 05:05, 6 January 2014 (UTC)


Overall coverage of each game looks good, but I also think it's a bit long. Excessive gameplay detail isn't desirable for an encyclopedia, such as lists of all the types of towers, bloon colors, etc. (particularly for Bloons TD 4). Focusing on the key features and biggest changes between each game (graphics, game modes, new features, etc.) are the most important.

I think the next best place to look at is the reception section, since it only mentions a couple of games right now. It's complicated since it's going to cover the entire series. I'd look at the Grand Theft Auto series' reception section as a good example; we can provide an overall impression of the entire series, then get into game-specific ratings (with a table?).
Also, question: I believe the article should be moved to Bloons TD, since the series seems to have been renamed? Unless I'm missing something.
For reliable sources related to video gaming, Wikipedia:WikiProject Video games/Sources provides more information than you could ever want about video game sourcing. This list provides a comprehensive list of commonly accepted sources, along with custom Google searches set up so your search only returns results from the listed websites. Hope this helps! ~SuperHamster Talk Contribs 00:59, 31 December 2013 (UTC)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lougher, Tristan (2006). What Fish?: A Buyer's Guide to Marine Fish. Interpet Publishing. ISBN 0-7641-3256-3. 
  2. ^ Tristan Lougher (2006). What Fish?: A Buyer's Guide to Marine Fish. Interpet Publishing. ISBN 978-1-84286-118-9. 
  3. ^ Tristan Lougher (2006). What Fish?: A Buyer's Guide to Marine Fish. Interpet Publishing. ISBN 978-1-84286-118-9.