Join Elsa Loftis for an in-depth discussion in this video How to cite, part of Information Literacy.
- So you know you need to use citations.…How do you go about creating them?…There are many different citation styles,…which sometimes are specific…to the field you may be studying.…For example, work in the Humanities often uses MLA,…or the Modern Language Association, style of citation.…Some others that you may come across are APA,…or American Psychological Association,…Chicago, Turabian, and more.…Refer to the style guides themselves…for specific information about the formatting…for your type of paper.…
As for the actual citations you write,…the difference between styles is mostly just detail.…The order in which the data appears, the syntax,…are items italicized?…Things like that.…Some styles use footnotes, or end notes, and some do not.…Try not to get bogged down in the minutia.…If your professor has stated a preference,…just follow that format and make sure…your citations are consistent.…The most important thing citations do…is lead you back to a source.…They will all have some key information.…Here are some things your citation might include.…
Artist or designer? Elsa explains how creative professionals can use informational searches for inspiration and professional development. Whatever your background, this course is designed to help you become a better, faster, and more thorough researcher.
- Understanding the information cycle
- Working with books, periodicals, databases, and web resources
- Identifying your information needs
- Choosing search terms
- Evaluating resources
- Citing sources
Skill Level Intermediate
Learning Management Systems (LMS) Quick Startwith Aaron Quigley41m 38s Intermediate
1. Types of Resources
2. Search Strategies
3. Resource Evaluation
4. Ethical Use of Information
6. Information Literacy for Art and Design
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