1. One can learn more than you want to know about citation of non-PDF
articles on the web at http://www.bedfordstmartins.com/online/cite5.html
2. There are several reasons (excuses) that have caused us to avoid this
format in post 1989 PSCF files (later ones are on disk in various versions
of WP and Ventura)
(a) Until the most recent edition of Adobe, it was difficult to add graphics
color, after the fact.
(b) The black format of PDF files is boring to the younger generation
(c) The added effects that we place on the papers makes them much easier to
(d) PDF files are 5 - 10 times larger - longer download/printing time.
(e) Is there a volunteer(s) who knows PDF and has the latest version who is
willing to work on transcribing files (gratis)?
Jack Haas, Web Editor
Date: Wednesday, January 16, 2002 04:10:50
Subject: Re: Research tools at the ASA web site
Any chance of getting the online articles posted as PDF files? It would make
citing of the articles much easier.
Karl V. Evans
In a message dated 1/15/02 11:07:57 AM Mountain Daylight Time,
<< Hi everyone,
Allan Harvey asked a question the other day to which I replied with
some info from the ASA web site. I wanted to walk folks through the
ASA website tool that I used to find the answer. Perhaps others will
find this tool useful in the future.
Allan asked about the Draper and White warfare between Christianity
and science thesis. The question rang a little bell in my head that
there was a PSCF journal article on the subject, but I couldn't
remember the details.
So I went to the web page at http://www.asa3.org and clicked on the
"Search the database of Perspectives in Science and Christian Faith
(PSCF) and the Journal of the American Scientific Affiliation
(JASA)." link in the PSCF section of the home page.
From there I typed in "war" in the title search field and found 43
journal titles with "war" in them (some were "Warfield", "toward",
etc). The 4th one listed was the Lindberg and Numbers paper, and, lo
and behold, there was a web link showing that this article was
on-line. Click on the link and, presto! there is the article
"answering" Allan's question with a decent bibliography. (The article
happens to be a reprint of the 1986 "Church History" that a couple of
The journal database is up-to-date through June 2001 with most the of
effort through 1996 being that of Paul Arveson. Jack Haas and I
continue to put journal articles on-line and as we do the database
reflects those additons. We will soon have most of the 90's decade
on-line and linked to the journal index.
You can also use the new Google site index (available from the front
page, with some refinements at http://www.asa3.org/ASA/search.html).
This index is at the mercy of Google, but their web indexing is very
impressive. We've got a bit of a problem with the multiplicity of
domain names for the ASA site (www.asa3.org and asa.calvin.edu as the
main names with only www.asa3.org being active now--BTW if you find a
URL on a search engine with asa.calvin.edu as the site simply replace
asa.calvin.edu with www.asa3.org and you should find the web page.
Please make use of this resource and pass on to me any suggestions
for improvement that you might have.
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