This learning packet should review:
• Citations – when required
• Where to find information needed
• Where to put citations into paper
• MLA Style
• APA Style
New Terms: A few terms that may be new are:
• Bibliography/Works Cited
Through helpful video clips, comprehensive slide show presentations, and links to helpful sources, this learning packet offers a broad overview of citations. Though entire books have been written on this topic, the learning packet aims to give learners a look at some of the key areas of citation, including MLA, APA, and Chicago Style, where to find further citation information, where to place citations in a paper, footnotes, endnotes, in-line citations, Works Cited/Bibliographies, and avoiding plagiarism.
This helpful clip offers an overview of the differences between MLA and APA formats for citations.
This informative slide show presentation, from noted citation resource The Purdue OWL online, provides a comprehensive look at APA citation style, offering plentiful definitions and examples.
This informative slide show presentation, from noted citation resource The Purdue OWL online, provides a comprehensive look at MLA citation style, offering plentiful definitions and examples.
This clip provides an overview of several key aspects of writing a research paper, including footnotes, endnotes, and in-line citations.
This short video clip offers guidelines for providing proper APA citations, in this case for a journal article. See other areas of this learning packet for APA citation help beyond simply journal articles.
This short video clip offers an example of a properly cited journal article in MLA format. See other areas of this learning packet for information about citing other types of sources.
This brief video clip offers tips on avoiding plagiarism--one of the best ways to make sure that you never plagiarize in your writing is, of course, to provide citations for your sources!
For more detailed information on APA style: http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/section/2/10/
For more detailed information on MLA style: http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/section/2/11/
For more detailed information on Chicago style: http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/section/2/12/
This information comes from the OWL Purdue Online Writing Lab, one of the most respected and popular resources for citation help online.