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Citations and Attributions – openalexis. Have you ever had a student tell you that they didn’t use a particular source in a project because they weren’t sure how to quote it or cite it? Yeah, me too. Thing is, I’ve heard the same comment, with the same notes of anxiety in the voice, from fellow faculty members using OER. Hopefully, when students tell you about this source-use anxiety, they’re talking to you about it pretty early in their drafting process. Hopefully, they’re telling you as a way of asking for help, and hopefully you’re able to provide the help they need to get them to actually use the source. You can show them the path towards perfect APA, or MLA, or (gawd help us) Chicago. You can help them navigate the thick sections about citations in their style guides, or intricate online citation builder tools.

The faculty I work with know how to use quotes in writing, of course. And yet, at least once a month, I talk to faculty members designing a course using OER who just aren’t sure if they’ve “done it right.” Like this: Wading Through the Web: Teaching Internet Research Strategies. ReadWriteThink couldn't publish all of this great content without literacy experts to write and review for us.

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More Home › Classroom Resources › Lesson Plans Lesson Plan Overview Featured Resources From Theory to Practice Because the Internet contains a vast amount of information from reliable and unreliable sources, wading through all the material could prove to be overwhelming for students. Back to top Internet Citation Organizer: Students can use this handout to help them organize the bibliographic data of sources they find on the Internet. Wepner, S., Valmont, W.J., & Thurlow, R. APA Formatting and Style Guide. Summary: APA (American Psychological Association) style is most commonly used to cite sources within the social sciences. 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: 2014-12-02 10:08:04 APA style has a series of important rules on using author names as part of the author-date system. Citing an Author or Authors A Work by Two Authors: Name both authors in the signal phrase or in the parentheses each time you cite the work. Research by Wegener and Petty (1994) supports... (Wegener & Petty, 1994) (Kernis, Cornell, Sun, Berry, & Harlow, 1993) Keeping It Real When Your Research Mattersj. 3asa. Ref Works - How do I cite...? - LibGuides at University of Regina. The University of Regina has acquired an institutional license for RefWorks. RefWorks is a Web-based bibliography and database manager that allow s users to create their own personal databases and bibliographies by importing citation content from either text files or online databases.

This application allows users to manage references in writing their papers and automatically format the paper and the bibliography. Many of our database providers, including CSA, EBSCO, Gale InfoTrac, Ingenta, JSTOR, OCLC, OVID, ProQuest, University of Regina Catalogue, provide a direct export link within their interface. View a full list of database providers that are supported by RefWorks for direct export into your bibliographies. To create an account, use an IP authenticated computer on the University of Regina network and go to the following site: .

Download the RefWorks Quick Start Guide (pdf) for more assistance. Browse By Subject - LibGuides at University of Regina. How to Cite Direct Quotations. By Timothy McAdoo One of our goals for this blog is to convey that following the guidelines of APA Style need not restrict your flexibility as a writer. Because of space limitations, many style points illustrated in the APA Publication Manual show only one or two examples.

We’re happy that the blog now allows us to provide additional examples. Today I have an illustration of how you may write a sentence in a variety of ways and still be following perfect APA Style. All of the following citations of a direct quote are in correct APA Style, citing the author, year, and page number. Examples Of course, these are just a few of the possible wordings for this sentence. For example, because Example 2 begins with “In 2010,” you might use it if your greater context for this quote is to indicate the timeliness of the research in your literature review. Or, you might find the quote so striking that you want to begin the sentence with it, as in Example 4, to make the most impact.

Citing Direct Quotations - APA Style (6th ed.) - Library Guides at Nova Southeastern University. When you quote from another source, you must ensure that your writing reads fluently and that the quotation fits in the new context. When you use a direct quote, (a) the quote must be relevant to your argument, (b) it needs to smoothly transition between what comes first and move to what comes later, (c), it must fit logically and make grammatical sense, and (d) it should be no longer than absolutely necessary. See APA manual (6th ed.), pp. 170-173 and APA Style Blog A short direct quotation (less than 40 words) is inserted directly into the text without separating it from the rest of the paragraph. The exact words of the author needs opening and closing quotation marks without separating the quote from the rest of the paragraph as is done with longer block quotes.

Last but not least, you must include the page number or other information with the section and paragraph numbers for electronic sources that is not paginated. . - Author and quote together - Author and quote separated. Basics of APA Style. ELI7049.