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Sources Of Ferrari’s Article

What we have selected for our Wikipedia article is : Ferrari’s digital identity. One of the main causes for this election is the fact that apart from considering that Ferrari is one of the best driving companies, we also have got interest to know more about it, and to get closer to it.

We have to take into account the fact that digital identity is becoming more and more important but also controversial nowadays. We surely don’t know in what places can we find sources that are really reliable. The thing is: what is reliability? What makes and article reliable (and “good” at the same time)?

For me, reliability means the following: it’s related to what is true and something that we can believe on, in this case, in a digital sense.
We can find official sources and non official ones,  although the official ones are obviously more reliable, or at least considered more reliable. In adition, there’re also other web pages, like Ferrari.com, Ferrari Club or Youtube that also give us information about Ferrari.

We have make use of most type of sources, mainly, blogs, microblogs (twitter accounts), social networks, mainly Facebook, in this case different type of accounts can be found, for instance, Ferrari: http://www.facebook.com/Ferrari
Scuderia Ferrari: http://www.facebook.com/SFScuderiaFERRARI
Museo Ferrari: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Museo-Ferrari/218187911525591
Ferrari World Abu Dhabi: http://www.facebook.com/ferrariworldabudhabi
Scuderia Ferrari Club: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Scuderia-Ferrari-Club-The-Official-Ferrari-Passion/92006693347?sk=info.

Apart from that, Ferrary has also got a good place in Google+ and it’s mainly used for promoting Ferrary’s ultimate products.

As always, we haven’t forgotten about taking the opinion of experts into consideration, althoung it’s known that Ferrary is one of the “best” car branches and the cost it has says it all. Finally, we have also made used of some external links and references that has made it us easier to find a way to put all the information together and to come to an agreement.

Destruction of Neuss (1586): modern and contemporary sources

Antique Map Neuss Braun, Georg & Hogenberg, Franz

In order to accurately translate /expand my selected Wikipedia article – entitled  “Destruction of Neuss” (source language: english/flemish) – into Spanish , I have decided to deepen into the proposed subject not only through the study of the references that have been used to construct the chosen Wikipedia article, but also through a personal selection of both modern and nearly contemporary sources. The references that serve as sources for the translation /expansion of the aforementioned Wikipedia article have been selected according to two main criteria: relevance and citation impact.

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Chinese cinema: “Spring Subway”

The Infomation Management group I am part of is preparing a Wikipedia article that will be focused on the Chinese film Spring Subway from 2002. In order to analyze and understand it, I have selected some reliable sources related to Chinese contemporary cinema.

Firstly, the author of my first source is Jerome Silbergeld, a Professor of Art History at the University of Washington, Seattle, and the author of several books on twentieth-century Chinese painting, Asian art and especially, Chinese cinema. Besides, his work has been cited in at least 11 books, most of them related to Chinese Fine Arts.

Secondly, Paul Clark is a senior Lecturer at the University of Brighten where he teaches in the school of Historical and Critical Studies, and he has written two of the books included in my sources and also some others like The Chinese Cultural Revolution: a history and has cooperated with Bonnie S. McDougall (a professor of Chinese at the University of Edinburgh) in other work about Chinese cinema Film in contemporary China: critical debates, 1979-1989.

Thirdly, Laikwan Pang is an associate professor in the Department of Cultural and Religious Studies at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. His book explores the history, ideology, and aesthetics of China’s left-wing cinema movement and it has been cited in 6 other books according to Google Books.

In fourth place we have George Stephen Semsel, Xihe Chen and Hong Xia. The former is a professor of Film at Ohio University who worked as a Foreign Expert in the Chinese film industry in Beijing; Xihe Chen is a fellow of the China Film Art Research Center and he is completing his Ph.D. at Ohio State University; and the latter, Hong Xia is on the editorial staff of Film Art (Dianying Yishu), a theoretical journal published by the China Film Association.

Finally, as we can see, all authors are scholars or proffesionals whose work is related with Chinese cinema and most of them have collaborated in some other works related to this topic, therefore, there are reliable and relevant sources and their work would help developing my Wikipedia article.

  1. Silbergeld, J. China into film: frames of reference in contemporary Chinese cinema. Reaktion Books, 1999. BibTeX [silbergeld1999china]
  2. Clark, P. Chinese cinema: culture and politics since 1949. Cambridge University Press, 1987. BibTeX [clark1987chinese]
  3. Clark, P. Reinventing China: a generation and its films. The Chinese University Press, 2005. BibTeX [clark2005reinventing]
  4. Pang, L. Building a new China in cinema: the Chinese left-wing cinema movement, 1932-1937. Rowman \& Littlefield Publishers, 2002. BibTeX [pang2002building]
  5. Semsel, GS and Chen, X and Xia, H. Film in contemporary China: critical debates, 1979-1989. Praeger, 1993. BibTeX [semsel1993film]

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Getting close to Google Scholar

When we are thinking on writing an academic document, we are asked -and must- to use reliable information sources, that is where Google Scholar can help us. This information management tool search internet in order to find acamedic works related with the topics you ask to. One of the features which make Google Scholar such a good searcher is that it gives a short description, and also the times it has been cited. That is why when I was writing my class record about Google Scholar, I use it to get information about itself, and this is what I found: Read more…

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