Template:Cite email

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Background

Electronic mail may be used as a source on cvillepedia. However, if the message is available online, use {{Cite web}}.

It is preferable to cite sources that others can easily verify, something not possible if an e-mail you have received has not been published. However, because cvillepedia was created by local journalists, e-mail is a frequent source for story research and interviews. The thinking is that if a journalist can cite an e-mail in a printed article, then citing it in cvillepedia is no different and we want to encourage the media to use cvillepedia. Having a source cited from an e-mail in cvillepedia is better than having no source.

Guidelines for use of e-mail as a source

  • In all cases, if possible do not cite e-mails others can't verify
  • If the e-mail is already online, use {{Cite web}} instead
  • Journalists may cite e-mails they have received in the course of their professional work
  • E-mails from anonymous sources may not be cited

Usage

Parameters

remember these are case sensitive:

  • ALL Required
    • subject
    • from (e-mail sender's name)
    • to (e-mail recipient's name)
    • senddate.
  • optionally takes:
    • sourceorg (sender's organization, company -- if a public document, it would receive FOIA request for the e-mail),
    • repositoryorg (recipient's organization, company -- company you could ask for a copy of the received message).

Examples

See also

Web citations

To cite online sources {{cite web}}

Media Citation templates

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Some templates make creating these citations simple!

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Government Citation templates

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Here are some templates make creating these citations simple: