09 February 2009

The Preferring of URL Chopping in Academic Articles

The Internet age has afforded researchers greater access to online material (or, at least, more easily finding offline references), so it is no surprise that a variety of published articles include URLs in them.
After this morning reading the first half of an article that I mentioned yesterday, I realized that articles that refer to web-accessible articles should chop those URLs (more here) (granted, to be fair, that article was published prior to such a thing). For instance, a reader who is interested in looking into a referenced online article, may have to type out dozens of characters for one link, versus a dozen and a half for a chopped URL. Now, this would mean such a reference would not only include this new URL, but also the original URL.

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