User talk:Isaac Benaron
RE: Citing Speeches
hey, and thanks for the welcome
I just had a question. I have in formation that I want to put into an article, which comes from a speech I heard by an expert firsthand. How do I cite it?Isaac Benaron 19:14, 16 June 2006 (UTC)
- Hi there,
- This might be helpful also this furthermore this may be able to give you some useful information.
- In general it should depend on who the expert is and in what field, is he a reliable source? Can it count as primary evidence of research? Can it count as reliable secondary evidence of history? If so, it can be cited. It is hard to cite speeches, and I couldn't find very much on it. You could just leave a foot note next to the quote and after the quote place the expert's name, and down at the bottom where the corresponding foot note would be, place the date and place and what affiliation the expert has to prove reliability. If it is a hotly contested topic, someone may ask you about it, so be prepared to justify its presence!
- To place a foot note, follow the example given here, Wikipedia:Footnote. I hope this helps, if you have any more queries, you are welcome to ask! Benjaminstewart05 19:32, 16 June 2006 (UTC)
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