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A one hour citation workshop designed for Norco College Students.

A one hour citation workshop designed for Norco College Students.

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  • 1. Welcome!
  • 2.   When and how to add an in-text citation  The basic mechanics of a citation  How to organize your sources/citations and compile a bibliography easily.  Provide additional resources on formatting bibliography and paper – Your MLA toolkit! What were going to cover:
  • 3.   You're giving credit where credit is due  You're showing that you thought about the topic thoroughly  You're giving the reader a chance to locate the resources you used, in case they want more information about the topic Why is it important to cite your sources??
  • 4.  Two parts of Citations: In-Text Citations The in text citation acknowledges a quote, paraphrase or summary from a source within the body of the paper… Bibliography
  • 5.  Two parts of Citations: In-Text Citations The in text citation acknowledges a quote, paraphrase or summary from a source within the body of the paper… Bibliography …While a citation in a bibliography gives more information about each source at the end of your paper.
  • 6.   Take place when you are providing information from a source (website, journal, book, etc.) that you are quoting, summarizing or paraphrasing. So when you are citing within your paper, you’re giving immediate acknowledgement to an idea that was taken from another source (Smith 23-25) In text citations:
  • 7.   Quoting: When you take a direct line from any source (whether it's a book, article, song and so on) you are quoting.  Paraphrasing: When you are taking something from a source and putting it in your own words to clarify a passage.  Summarizing: Like paraphrasing, you are taking something from a source and putting it in your own words, but in this case you are just going over the main points of the passage. What is quoting, summarizing and paraphrasing?
  • 8.  Watch a Video http://www.screencast.com/t/Wk8YpUrui3D
  • 9.  Activity Time!! http://www.uow.edu.au/student/services/fye/resources/starts mart/4/paraphrasing/UOW069740.html
  • 10.   No matter how you present the information, it should be cited, no matter what!  In MLA, the in text citation should be in parenthesis at the end of the quote, summary, or paraphrase (Smith 149-200).  If you mention the authors name at the beginning of the your quote, paraphrase or summary just include the pages only (149-150). With in text citations:
  • 11.   Way to organize your sources during the writing researching process, and to provide detailed information to the reader  Citations - the anatomy… Bibliography
  • 12.  An Example Schlensog, M., T.G. Allan, and B. Schroeter. “Life form and water source interaction to determine active time and environment in cryptogams: an example from the maritime Antarctic.” Oecologia 173.1 (2013) : 59-72. Print. Authors Year Journal title Volume Pages Article name/title
  • 13. MLA, APA – what’s the difference?  Manoff, Michael. “Hybridity, Mutability, Multiplicity: Theorizing Electronic Library Collections.” Library Trends 48.4 (2000): 857. Print.  Manoff, M. (2000). Hybridity, Mutability, Multiplicity: Theorizing Electronic Library Collections. Library Trends, 48(4), 857. Author Name Title of Work Title of Publication Volume/Issue Date Published Publisher Pages URL Source (Web or Print?)
  • 14.   Citation Guides  Norco College Library – Citation Style Guides  Purdue OWL – Style Guides  Tools are available!  EasyBib  Son of a Citation Machine  Citation makers within EBSCO datbases!  Zotero  Style problems? Check out a template! The Toolkit
  • 15.   Contact Us Reference/Research Help: 951-372-7115 Reference Email: reference@norcocollege.edu Questions?