GCPS1005 Library mini-lecture 4: Citing your sources

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  • When speaking to the slide, point out all of the little intricacies, hanging indents, etc.According to APA Manual page 180, this is all of the information needed for unique identification and library search
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  • GCPS1005 Library mini-lecture 4: Citing your sources

    1. 1. developmental material for speeches CITING YOUR SOURCES Prepared for GCPS 1005
    2. 2. “Give credit where credit is due” Finding Definitions & Quotations Finding Statistics - Proverb, late 18th century Finding Images Citing Your Sources (APA style) Proverbs. (2009). In E. Knowles (Ed.), The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations (7th ed.). Retrieved from http://0-www.oxfordreference.com.hkbulib.hkbu.edu.hk/view/10.1093/acref/9780199237173.001.0001/qauthor-00001-00002767 GCPS 1005 PUBLIC SPEAKING 2
    3. 3. OVERVIEW in this section:  Why cite sources?  Finding Definitions & Quotations Introduction to APA style   APA style examples Dealing with tricky sources Finding Statistics Finding Images Citing Your Sources (APA style) GCPS 1005 PUBLIC SPEAKING 3
    4. 4. why cite sources? Finding Definitions & Quotations  A matter of academic courtesy to acknowledge where your information has come from Finding Statistics  Ensures that you avoid committing plagiarism  Shows that you have made the effort to find developmental material for your speech Finding Images http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:%22Citation_needed%22.jpg Citing Your Sources (APA style) GCPS 1005 PUBLIC SPEAKING 4
    5. 5. can’t I just give the link? Finding Definitions & Quotations  When citing sources, you must give full information about the source in a recognized citation style  It is not okay to simply provide the URL (link) for online sources  Providing a list of references in a proper citation style is basic academic writing skill – make sure you do it! Finding Statistics Finding Images Citing Your Sources (APA style) GCPS 1005 PUBLIC SPEAKING 5
    6. 6. APA style Finding Definitions & Quotations  The style manual of the APA (American Psychological Association) is popular in the social and behavioural sciences Finding Statistics  APA citation rules are relatively straightforward Finding Images  However, the rules must be followed precisely! http://images.amazon.com/images/P/1433805596.jpg Citing Your Sources (APA style) GCPS 1005 PUBLIC SPEAKING 6
    7. 7. Basic citation elements  Citations should contain the following basic elements: author, year of publication, title, and publishing data  Here is what they look like in an APA citation for a book: Powers, J.H. (1993). Public speaking: The lively art. New York: HarperCollins College Publishers.  Let’s look at some examples for source types that you will often use in your speeches… Finding Definitions & Quotations Finding Statistics Finding Images Citing Your Sources (APA style) GCPS 1005 PUBLIC SPEAKING 7
    8. 8. How to cite a Web page in APA Style  As with other citations, you need to make sure that you have all the basic elements in your Web page citation  Here is an example: The World Bank Group. (2001). What is sustainable development? Retrieved from http://www.worldbank.org/depweb/english/sd.html Finding Definitions & Quotations Finding Statistics Finding Images  Let’s quickly run through some more examples Citing Your Sources (APA style) GCPS 1005 PUBLIC SPEAKING 8
    9. 9. More examples of APA style citations  Electronic reference titles (common source for definitions, quotations, etc.) Proverbs. (2009). In E. Knowles (Ed.), The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations (7th ed.). Retrieved from [URL]  File found on a website (common source for statistics) Census and Statistics Department. (2007). Table 139: Population by ethnicity, 2001 and 2006. Retrieved from [URL]  Image found online Adams, A. (1960). Moon and Half Dome [Photograph]. Retrieved from [URL] Finding Definitions & Quotations Finding Statistics Finding Images Citing Your Sources (APA style) You can find more examples on the Library’s citation Research Guide: http://hkbu.libguides.com/citation GCPS 1005 PUBLIC SPEAKING 9
    10. 10. Dealing with tricky sources  Many sources that are difficult to categorise. What to do? Finding Definitions & Quotations  Consult the full Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association – the Library has several copies  Check the APA Style Blog where their experts answer frequently asked questions about citation  Check the Library’s own Research Guide on citing sources Finding Statistics Finding Images  Ask a librarian for help if you are not sure about how to cite a source Citing Your Sources (APA style) GCPS 1005 PUBLIC SPEAKING 10
    11. 11. resources Links to everything mentioned in the last slide are available on the course guide, along with more resources to help you: http://hkbu.libguides.com/GCPS1005 Click on the “Citation” tab Finding Definitions & Quotations Finding Statistics Finding Images Citing Your Sources (APA style) GCPS 1005 PUBLIC SPEAKING 11
    12. 12. image credits Slide 4: “Citation needed” by futureatlas.com, available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Generic 2.0 license at http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:%22Citation_needed%22.jpg Slide 5: “Cover of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association”, used here under the fair dealing provision of the Hong Kong Copyright Ordinance, image from http://images.amazon.com/images/P/1433805596.jpg Finding Definitions & Quotations Finding Statistics Finding Images Citing Your Sources (APA style) GCPS 1005 PUBLIC SPEAKING 12

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