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Frequently Asked Questions - Freebase API

Freebase is an open, Creative Commons Attribution (aka CC-BY) licensed collection of structured data, and a Freebase platform for accessing and manipulating that data via the Freebase API. How big is Freebase? Freebase contains about 39 million topics (aka "entities") at the time of writing; for the latest number you can visit the Explore page on, which always has the latest numbers. Is Freebase a wiki? No, though it shares some similarities with open wiki projects: How to Attribute Freebase on Your Site. Two Spaces - an Old Typists' Habit? I've already thoroughly debunked the myth that wide sentence spacing comes from the typewriter.

Two Spaces - an Old Typists' Habit?

[And even more thoroughly, in a more recent posting.] But many myths contain a grain of truth. One might guess that the typewriter was blamed for wide sentence spacing simply because the "habit" survived longer on the typewriter than it did in the print industry. It turns out there's more to it than that. If you don't want to read some of my other blog postings, let me bring you up to speed. That brings you up to speed on how we lost the extra space between sentences. The Linotype saved time and money for a number of different reasons. Initially, wide sentence spacing was maintained by adding an additional fixed space (usually an en space) next to the spaceband for sentences. You weren't allowed to put two spacebands next to each other. It was physically possible. This in itself almost seems like the smoking gun. Cite Machine.

Research and Documentation Online 5th Edition. Free online bibliography generator. Our Precision is Your Grade! Free Bibliography Generator - MLA, APA, Chicago citation styles. Citation Guides. Citing sources - NoodleTools Support Center. MLA / APA / Chicago Bibliography Composer, Notecards, Outlining.

What Is MLA Style? All fields of research agree on the need to document scholarly borrowings, but documentation conventions vary because of the different needs of scholarly disciplines.

What Is MLA Style?

MLA style for documentation is widely used in the humanities, especially in writing on language and literature. Generally simpler and more concise than other styles, MLA style features brief parenthetical citations in the text keyed to an alphabetical list of works cited that appears at the end of the work.

MLA style has been widely adopted by schools, academic departments, and instructors for over half a century. The association's guidelines are also used by over 1,100 scholarly and literary journals, newsletters, and magazines and by many university and commercial presses. The MLA's guidelines are followed throughout North America and in Brazil, China, India, Japan, Taiwan, and other countries around the world. APA Style.

The Chicago Manual of Style Online: Chicago-Style Citation Quick Guide. The Chicago Manual of Style presents two basic documentation systems: (1) notes and bibliography and (2) author-date.

The Chicago Manual of Style Online: Chicago-Style Citation Quick Guide

The Chicago Manual of Style Online. APA, MLA, Turabian, and Chicago Citation Styles. Turabian Citation Guide. Notes-Bibliography Style: Sample Citations The following examples illustrate citations using notes-bibliography style.

Turabian Citation Guide

Examples of notes are followed by shortened versions of citations to the same source. For more details and many more examples, see chapters 16 and 17 of Turabian. For examples of the same citations using the author-date system, click on the Author-Date tab above. Book One author 1. 2. Gladwell, Malcolm. Two or more authors 1. 2. Morey, Peter, and Amina Yaqin. Turabian_style_and_formatting. Students, get citable references for your research with The Full Wiki. Research and Documentation Online 5th Edition. Comparison of reference management software. The following tables compare reference management software.

Comparison of reference management software

General[edit] In the "notes" section, there is a difference between: Operating system support[edit] In the case of web applications, this describes the server OS. For centrally hosted websites that are proprietary, this is not applicable. Export file formats[edit] This table lists the machine-readable file formats that can be exported from reference managers. Import file formats[edit] This table lists the file formats which may be manually imported into the reference managers without needing to connect to one particular database. Citation styles[edit] Reference list file formats[edit] Word processor integration[edit] Most reference management software supports copy/paste or drag-and-drop of references into any editor.