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Teddy bear talk pageEdit
You're fine What happened is this: Back in 2009, somebody else edited the talk page for the article about teddy bears (which is at talk:teddy bear.) That edit was deleted because it was complete nonsense. It's completely fine for you to come along and add appropriate content to that talk page: a bibliography, outline of changes, questions that you have, etc. Go ahead and add whatever content you want. I'm editing it right now, so when you get there, something will exist. -Justin (koavf)❤T☮C☺M☯ 16:30, 31 October 2011 (UTC)
"teddy bear." Encyclopædia Britannica. Encyclopædia Britannica Online Academic Edition. Encyclopædia Britannica Inc., 2011. Web. 01 Nov. 2011. <http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/585538/teddy-bear>.
"Bear Necessities" [T. Roosevelt and the teddy bear]. The Wilson Quarterly v. 33 no. 4 (Autumn 2009) p. 13-14
"Toy stories." The Times Educational Supplement (March 12 2010 TES Magazine supp)
"Object lesson No 60 Teddy bears." Detail Only Available By: McGavin, Harvey. Times Educational Supplement, 05/04/2001, Issue 4427, TES FRIDAY p4, 1/2p, 1 Black and White Photograph
"Teddy's Bear and the Sociocultural Transfiguration of Savage Beasts Into Innocent Children 1890-1920". Varga, D. Journal of American Culture (2003) v. 32 no. 2 (June 2009)
"Teddy Bear Stories". Caldas-Coulthard, Carmen Rosa; van Leeuwen, Theo. Social Semiotics, Apr2003, Vol. 13 Issue 1.
"Attachments to blankets, teddy bears, and other nonsocial objects: A child's perspective". Lehman, Elyse Brauch; Arnold, Barbara E.. Journal of Genetic Psychology, Dec95, Vol. 156 Issue 4.
"The survival of the cutest: Who's responsible for the evolution of the teddy bear?" Morris, P.H.; Reddy, V.. Animal Behaviour, Dec95, Vol. 50 Issue 6.
Contemporary Art and the Ethics of Anatomy". Barilan, Y. Michael, Perspectives in Biology and Medicine, Volume 50, Number 1, Winter 2007.
Japan, the U.S. and the Globalization of Children's Consumer Culture. Cross, Gary S.Smits, Gregory, 1960-Journal of Social History, Volume 38, Number 4, Summer 2005.
This is a list of some of the things I would like to add to this article.
Defination Photograph Explaination EVERYTHING!!!!
Teddy bear resourcesEdit
You'll see the beginning of some Children's Museum resources listed here. There aren't too many for teddy bears other than the IMCPL images. I'm working with curators to see if there are more articles or resources around the museum. There used to be a case that was all about teddy bears, so they may have something specific for you. In the meantime, let me know if you have any questions. HstryQT (talk) 16:58, 2 November 2011 (UTC)
- Thank you for your help. I have a questions. Is "kill" in ok word to use? Ex: Teddy Roosevelt didn't kill the bear? It seems a little harsh for children, but I'm sure they have already heard it.
- Sure Wikipedia isn't censored. And the Simple English version of it is not intended for children, just persons with a limited grasp of English (including children, but also non-native speakers, persons with cognitive difficulties, etc.) You certainly can use language that is adult, but make sure that it fits the professionalism of the encyclopedia and that it's not too complex for simple English. In this example, using "kill" is completely justified and even necessary. —Justin (koavf)❤T☮C☺M☯ 22:53, 13 November 2011 (UTC)
Thanks! I just feel strange using kill and shoot...but I guess according to my sources it's history...I also keep see my references..any suggestions on what I'm doing wrong there? --Tourtles22 (talk) 01:57, 14 November 2011 (UTC)Tourtles22--Tourtles22 (talk) 01:57, 14 November 2011 (UTC)
- Citations I'm not sure that I understand what you're saying--you keep on seeing your references? As for when you should put a citation, you simply can't put too many. Any time that you provide information which is not common knowledge, you should cite that source. Some editors (myself included) will put citations in the middle of a sentence, so it might look something like this: "Teddy bears were first introduced in 1922,1 but did not become popular until the late 1940s.2" Others save them until the end of a sentence: "Teddy bears were first introduced in 1922, but did not become popular until the late 1940s.12" Please don't hesitate to post to my talk again or even txt/call me. I am especially eager to help students who are working on schedule. —Justin (koavf)❤T☮C☺M☯ 03:46, 14 November 2011 (UTC)
Sorry I can't see, not keep my ref. I'm doing it just like it says in the quick ref book. When I went to email you, I had to sign in again and then I couldn't figure it out. I really thought I had this. I should've know better! --Tourtles22 (talk) 03:59, 14 November 2011 (UTC)
Small editing tipEdit
Good start I see that you've been editing, so that puts you ahead of your peers--congratulations! I noticed that in the edits you made, you included text like this: [[Page title|myth]] In this example, you've created a link to the article Page title, but the word "myth" will be displayed. If you want the link to go somewhere other than the words displayed in the article, you have to be deliberate about choosing where you want them to go. I've gone ahead and changed this to being simply [[myth]]. -Justin (koavf)❤T☮C☺M☯ 06:05, 10 November 2011 (UTC)