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Research Paper: Citations

Research Paper: Citations

Author: Rebecca Oberg
Description:

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:
• Citation
• Footnote
• Bibliography/Works Cited
• Plagiarism

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.

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Tutorial

Overview of MLA and APA Citations

This helpful clip offers an overview of the differences between MLA and APA formats for citations.

Source: YouTube

APA Style: A Thorough Look

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.

MLA Style: A Detailed Look

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.

How to Cite Sources in a Research Paper

This clip provides an overview of several key aspects of writing a research paper, including footnotes, endnotes, and in-line citations.

Source: YouTube

The Components of an APA Citation (Journal Article)

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.

Source: YouTube

The Components of an MLA Citation (Journal Article)

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.

Source: YouTube

How to Avoid Plagiarism Through Citations

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!

Source: YouTube

For Detailed Looks at MLA, APA, and Chicago Citation Styles

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.