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Research and Citation

Conducting Research These OWL resources will help you conduct research using primary source methods, such as interviews and observations, and secondary source methods, such as books, journals, and the Internet. This area also includes materials on evaluating research sources. Using Research These OWL resources will help you use the research you have conducted in your documents. APA Style These OWL resources will help you learn how to use the American Psychological Association (APA) citation and format style.

MLA Style These OWL resources will help you learn how to use the Modern Language Association (MLA) citation and format style. Chicago Manual of Style This section contains information on the Chicago Manual of Style method of document formatting and citation. American Medical Association (AMA) Style. A Research Guide for Students. Evaluating resources - UCB. To find out more about an author: Google the author's name or dig deeper in the library's biographical source databases.

Evaluating resources - UCB

To find scholarly sources: When searching library article databases, look for a checkbox to narrow your results to Scholarly, Peer Reviewed or Peer Refereed publications. To evaluate a source's critical reception: Check in the library's book and film review databases to get a sense of how a source was received in the popular and scholarly press. To evaluate internet sources: The internet is a great place to find both scholarly and popular sources, but it's especially important to ask questions about authorship and publication when you're evaluating online resources.

If it's unclear who exactly created or published certain works online, look for About pages on the site for more information, or search for exact quotations from the text in Google (using quotation marks) to see if you can find other places where the work has been published. Search Better: Evaluate a Webpage Practice. Practice evaluating information Many pages may seem reliable at first, but as you evaluate them you may find that they actually aren't.

Search Better: Evaluate a Webpage Practice

By looking for clues on different parts of a webpage, you can decide whether it is a reliable source. As you practice this skill, you'll be able to evaluate webpages more quickly and accurately. Explore the sample webpage below to practice evaluating a webpage. You may want to read through the page first, then click on the labels to evaluate each section. You can also download and print our Evaluating Websites tip sheet to help you remember what to look for in websites.

Go to the following two sites: Man on the Moon - A rethink and The Great Moon Hoax. What is each site's point of view? Format & Generate Citations – APA, MLA, & Chicago. Electronic Media and URLs. Style Tips. APA Formatting and Style Guide. Summary: APA (American Psychological Association) style is most commonly used to cite sources within the social sciences.

APA Formatting and Style Guide

This resource, revised according to the 6th edition, second printing of the APA manual, offers examples for the general format of APA research papers, in-text citations, endnotes/footnotes, and the reference page. For more information, please consult the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, (6th ed., 2nd printing). Contributors: Joshua M. Paiz, Elizabeth Angeli, Jodi Wagner, Elena Lawrick, Kristen Moore, Michael Anderson, Lars Soderlund, Allen Brizee, Russell KeckLast Edited: 2018-02-21 02:26:13 Please use the example at the bottom of this page to cite the Purdue OWL in APA.

To see a side-by-side comparison of the three most widely used citation styles, including a chart of all APA citation guidelines, see the Citation Style Chart. You can also watch our APA vidcast series on the Purdue OWL YouTube Channel. General APA Guidelines Title Page Abstract. University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. The Library utilizes LibGuides to assemble useful information for courses, popular topics of research, databases, and much more.

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All may be copied freely for fair use, except those which are marked as having been created elsewhere. Citation Guides Visit the new Citing Sources guide, your one-stop-shop for citation styles, formatters, and generators, as well as information on annotated bibliographies. Just looking for the citation handouts? Course Guides Reference librarians assemble course guides that provide useful resources geared towards a particular assignment or project.

Course Guides Subject Guides If you're conducting research on a topic and are seeking suggestions for information sources, take a look at the guides based on a specific subject. Subject Guides How to Find Guides If you're just getting started with research, you may not know where to begin. Finding Materials in the Library Finding Types of Sources. Research and Citation Tools for Students. Jump to navigation Updated Privacy Policy Donate Check out what's new in: Bookmark Related Top Picks Displaying 1 - 9 of 9.

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