Biol 235 - Citation best practices - spring 2010Presentation Transcript
Citation Best Practices BIOL 235 – Disease and the Developing World
In Text Citations Author, Date Format: Loremipsum dolor sit amet, consecteturadipiscing (Author, Date). According to Author (Date) loremipsum dolor sit amet, consecteturadipiscing. Numbered format: Author found that dolor sit amet, consecteturadipiscing . Loremipsum dolor sit amet, consecteturadipiscing .
Strategies Using a source for background information In the last 10 years there has been a rapid increase in research interest in tuberculosis (Davies, 2007). Using a source as an example Despite being the most widely used vaccine globally, several controlled trials have shown a wide variation in efficacy from 80% (Smith, 2008) to zero (Jones, 1999).
Strategies Criticizing or analyzing a source Although Wong (2005) recommended use of the drug CureMe-Ophan, her studies were financed by the company that manufactures the drug and her findings have not been replicated (see Miller, 2007 and Ito, 2008) Comparing two sources Moore (1993) and Ortiz (1999) both tried to resolve a similar health crisis, but Ortiz’s plan was more effective and less expensive.
Best Practices How often to cite? Use of quotations? What do you need to cite? What don’t you need to cite?
Works Cited Section When using the Author, Date style of in text citations, works cited entries are in alphabetical order When using the Numbered style of in text citations, works cited entries are in numerical order based on the first appearance of each item in the text.