Talk:Carousel

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Adding Information[change source]

I am finding articles to add more information to this page. Here are some that I am thinking about including:

Meganblair1 (talk) 00:46, 30 October 2011 (UTC)

You need to at least the basic information for the articles you are linking to through EBSCO and LEXIS-NEXIS. Also, remember that this assignment asked you to find scholarly, peer-reviewed sources. The dictionary does not count as that and some of the other websites clearly aren't peer-reviewed either. Review en:Wikipedia:Verifiability and en:Wikipedia:Identifying reliable sources. Also, there is a video linked from "Library resources" on our Oncourse page that will help you determine what is peer-reviewed and what is not. Awadewit (talk) 02:43, 30 October 2011 (UTC)
Small suggestion You should also make sure that you search for related terms (e.g. "Merry-go-round") that might give you sources you would otherwise not find. If you haven't used Google Scholar before, it gives great resources, but a generic word like "carousel" returns a lot of irrelevant information. Searching for "carousel" as well as related terms like "amusement park" will help narrow down a sea of potential sources. -Justin (koavf)TCM☯ 17:54, 30 October 2011 (UTC)
Outline of Changes
This is a list of some of the things I would like to add to this article.
  • Definition (where the word carousel originated)
  • Photograph
  • A better history of carousel (along with some of first carousels, when they were first invented)
  • Some famous carousels around the world
  • Different types of carousels
Meganblair1 (talk) 01:47, 31 October 2011 (UTC)
These sound like excellent ideas. You can get a photograph of a carousel from the Children's Museum here. Awadewit (talk) 05:47, 2 November 2011 (UTC)

New Sources[change source]

Books: The Carousel Animal by Tobin Fraley; Carousel Animal Carving by Bud Ellis and Rhonda Hoeckley; Painted Ponies: American Carousel Art by William Manns, Peggy Shank, Marianne Stevens; A Pictorial History of the Carousel by Frederick Fried; The Great American Carousel: A century of master craftsmanship by Tobin Fraley; Carousel Animals: Artistry in Motion by Tobin Fraley; An article from the New Yorker called "Rounds" Meganblair1 (talk) 04:18, 14 November 2011 (UTC)

Suggestions for Improvement.[change source]

I really like your page. I think you are off to a great start!!! I like all the pictures, I only have two for teddy bears and makes me a little jealous!

I wasn't sure if the website you listed as a ref is peer-reviewed but other then that I think you should keep up the good work!

Suggestions for improvement from Awadewit[change source]

Here are some suggestions for improvement:

  • In the lead, or beginning of the article, you need to more clearly distinguish between machine-powered and child-powered carousels - the distinction is not clear right now.
  • Try reorganizing the "Other words" section so that it starts with general statements like "There are many words which have the same meaning as carousel." Also, try to keep all of the statements about the same historical period together. Right now the paragraph jumps around a lot.
  • Be sure that the "History" section follows a chronological order - it is rather confusing right now.
  • The "lead" of the article, or the section that appears at the top of the article, needs to be a summary of the article.

This is a very good start! Awadewit (talk) 01:01, 27 November 2011 (UTC)