Notes for students
Sorry but... | And...
This site is very popular with students across a number of subjects,
which is good! I am a perpetual student and am happy to know that others
are finding the site useful.
We get many requests regarding referencing pages for essays, papers, etc.
Here's some key notes:
- If you want to reference anything on the site, or link to it, there is no
need to ask for permission,
although it is always nice to hear from you.
content is written by David Straker (M.Sc. (Psychol), M.Sc. (Mgt & Tech), PGCE, Dip.M, FRSA), except for
guest articles, where the author is named.
- Please reference 'changingminds.org' when you are using any material.
- To find when a page was published, just do a 'find' for the page title on
the Changes page. Edit/Find (or CTRL-F) works on
- If you can't find a page on the Changes page, then it was uploaded in the
site start-up on 30th September 2002.
- I am located in Abergavenny, Wales, United Kingdom.
Ways to reference the site
This style is typical, but do follow the guidelines for your school, college
- Name of author or editor, in the form: Second name, comma, initial of
first name, followed by a period.
- Publication year (in parentheses), followed by a period.
- Title of the page, in italics, followed by a period.
- 'Available from' followed by web page URL in angle brackets, followed by a
- 'Accessed' and the date of access, all in parentheses, followed by a
For example, this page may be referenced as:
Straker, D. (2006). Notes for Students. Available from
(Accessed 25 June, 2014).
I get various requests, some of which I can answer, but some where are I have to say 'sorry but..'. These include:
- Sorry, but not all pages have references to all research materials. I tend to
put references into more academic pages but there is so much research and
experience in the practitioner pages that it's difficult to give any sensible
references. It also takes time and at the higher levels I'm focused more on
- Sorry, but I can't do your work for you. I don't write anything especially for
individuals, including essays.
- Sorry, but while I do try to reply to all emails, this does
depend on workload and numbers of emails received.
As with anything on the web, there are no guarantees about what is
written here. I do my best, but misunderstandings and misinterpretation
does happen. If you find any errors or other problems, please
let me know. I try to keep it accurate and
useful, but there's many a slip.
And there's more information about the site, if
you'd really like to know.