FLO style guide for authors

Referencing and quoting

Use whatever referencing style is appropriate for your school/area and apply this style consistently to referencing and quoting within your FLO site. This approach models good practice for users (eg students).


Referencing

  • Use whatever referencing style is appropriate for your school/area. For example, the School of Nursing and Midwifery uses the Harvard author-date reference system.
  • Direct hyperlinks to websites (eg Cancer Council of SA) do not require a reference that includes 'viewed/accessed date' (or whatever style you are using) as you are linking 'live' from a website (FLO) to a website (external).


Quoting

Use a consistent style: for example, indented, with the source at the bottom of quote (using the relevant referencing style). 


Indenting

You could use the Indent icon Increase indent icon to move the quote text in from the margin, separating it from other text. For example:

It’s not about the tools, it’s using the tools to facilitate learning. — Churches, Andrew, Bloom's digital taxonomy, educational origami wiki


Using a block quote

You could use the <blockquote></blockquote> tags to distinguish the quote from other text (to do this, click on the HTML icon Edit HTML source icon in the HTML toolbar, and type <blockquote>Text here</blockquote> where you want to place the quote). For example:

It’s not about the tools, it’s using the tools to facilitate learning. 

Churches, Andrew, Bloom's digital taxonomy, educational origami wiki

Resources

  • Quotes (Bootstrap styling guide)