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Citation

L2R is the crowdsourced politics search engine --- the easiest way to find concepts, relevant journal and media articles, commentary and analysis, data visualizations and infographics, datasets, databases, software and the curated web. Each CITATION consists simply of a title, a source, a URL and a very short description.

how to (citation)

title

Usually you just need to copy the title verbatim from the source. If it is really, really long you might want to shorten it a bit.

name of site (location)

This should be short, succinct. For example: just write 'New Republic' or 'Wall Street Journal'. Not 'The Wall Street Journal Editorial Page'. It's too long. And also not just 'WSJ'. Find a happy informative medium.

URL

Please enter the URL that will get the reader as close as possible to high quality material. To see a PDF of 'Political Generations' (title) posted by 'Ipsos MORI' (name of site), enter the following URL: 'http://www.ipsos-mori-generations.com/Assets/Docs/ipsos-mori-political-generations-2015-infographic.pdf'.

description (caption)

Be succinct, like this: 'Why understanding the generational vote is becoming more important.' This sentence was copied more or less directly from the infographic prvided by Ipsos MORI. This approach is appropriate only because we are linking directly to its source.

create more new citations

The parent page of an entry often provides links to many more possible new L2R citations. For instance, back up to 'http://www.ipsos-mori-generations.com' (a potential new citation itself) to find links to fifteen more reports and visualizations. A dedicated citation might be appropriate for each of these.

where are the tags?

TAGS can be added on the EDIT page of the citation. Access this through the list of citations on the page dedicated to this platform. [If this is a single entry, i.e., you have not created a platform, we will add tags for you].

can I see my post?

Yes, if you have your own platform. Otherwise, it will be posted shortly. We are just going to take a quick look, add the tags then release it to the public.

I like doing this

Excellent.

I would like to do more

Would you like to start a platform --- where you can gather links and descriptions of related articles, data and data objects?

What is a PLATFORM?

A platform is the place in LEFT2RIGHT.org where you can gather and present links to materials on a particular (fairly narrow) topic. Think of it as an 'Essential Reading' collection. For instance you might grow and maintain a platform on 'Free trade in the United States'.

That sounds like curation

It does. You would be the Free Trade Curator. Or one of them, at least. Maybe someone will maintain a platform on 'Free trade in the EU'.

Can I start a platform?

Absolutely. And we prefer that you declare a niche platform, like 'Partisan politics in the U.S. Senate' rather than 'Partisan politics'. You can create your own platform here.

Can I maintain several platforms?

We'd love that.

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