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Richieneedshelp 02-09-2018 05:19 PM

Me, and one quick question about citing.
 
Aloha everyone! Yes, I live in Hawaii (Kauai) and love to write. I'm not proud to mention that I'm deficient in nearly all phases of writing (not just one or two!), but I intend to become a capable writer someday. I currently write non-fiction because I feel that it's easier to for me to note my weaknesses and my progression. Lately, I haven't been writing because of one issue pertaining to citing. If anyone could help, that help would be greatly appreciated.

When I read almost any article/essay in the media now, the old format of citing isn't used. I'll provide an example:
"Fox news yanked a story about the Winter Olympics today..."

Instead of providing more information on the story, a word (or words) will either be underlined or colored blue in the sentence, and you just put your cursor over the word and are then directed to another page containing that information.

I've tried using MLA, PWL, and others writing cites about this, but I couldn't find any useful information. Can anyone assist me in learning this newer style of citing?

Mahalo, Richieneedshelp!

pralina 02-09-2018 11:56 PM

Do you mean a link? It’s not that new. If you want to do it you can put in a hyperlink using basic HTML, I’m sure you can google it easily.

Richieneedshelp 02-10-2018 01:41 AM

Aloha Pralina, thanks for replying! Yes, a link explaining how to do this would be great. I've tried Googling, but have been unsuccessful so far; I don't even know what this type of citing is called, so my words and phrases just keep sending me to the usual suspects like MLA and writing labs, which simply provide info on the older form of citing (authors name, article or book title, publisher, date, etc).
Please send link info. Thanks, Richie!

pralina 02-10-2018 02:26 AM

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Originally Posted by Richieneedshelp (Post 741632)
Aloha Pralina, thanks for replying! Yes, a link explaining how to do this would be great. I've tried Googling, but have been unsuccessful so far; I don't even know what this type of citing is called, so my words and phrases just keep sending me to the usual suspects like MLA and writing labs, which simply provide info on the older form of citing (authors name, article or book title, publisher, date, etc).
Please send link info. Thanks, Richie!

I wouldn't really call that 'citing' to be honest, but here you are:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wz0tqScNO4o

https://support.office.com/en-us/art...1-1199735e07bf

That is if you want to put in a link in a Word document.
And here you have the explanation of how to create one in HTML:

https://www.w3schools.com/html/html_links.asp


I hope that helps.


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