Document Type


Publication Date



This article asks the following question: should the average law professor, who works mightily to churn out a large journal article every two years or so, be penalized for relying heavily on Internet citations provided full and accurate credit is given to all sources? I believe that in order to attempt to answer this question, it is important to first examine the roots of scholarship in academia and revisit its original purpose and second, to discuss the rise of technology and the impact it has had on the academy. This article will eventually set out some guidelines for the use the Internet in scholarly articles in order to avoid having a mightily toiled-over, URL-laden article used as bird cage liner.