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Biol 235 - Citation best practices - spring 2010


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Biol 235 - Citation best practices - spring 2010

  1. 1. Citation Best Practices<br />BIOL 235 – Disease and the Developing World<br />
  2. 2. In Text Citations<br />Author, Date Format:<br />Loremipsum dolor sit amet, consecteturadipiscing (Author, Date).<br />According to Author (Date) loremipsum dolor sit amet, consecteturadipiscing. <br />Numbered format:<br />Author found that dolor sit amet, consecteturadipiscing [1].<br />Loremipsum dolor sit amet, consecteturadipiscing [2].<br />
  3. 3. Strategies<br />Using a source for background information<br />In the last 10 years there has been a rapid increase in research interest in tuberculosis (Davies, 2007).<br />Using a source as an example<br />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).<br />
  4. 4. Strategies<br />Criticizing or analyzing a source<br />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)<br />Comparing two sources<br />Moore (1993) and Ortiz (1999) both tried to resolve a similar health crisis, but Ortiz’s plan was more effective and less expensive.<br />
  5. 5. Best Practices<br />How often to cite?<br />Use of quotations?<br />What do you need to cite? <br />What don’t you need to cite?<br />
  6. 6. Works Cited Section<br />When using the Author, Date style of in text citations, works cited entries are in alphabetical order<br />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.<br />