Online Sources: Definition & Citations


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What should be included in the References page for an online source?

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1. What is the purpose of a DOI (Digital Object Identifier) in a citation?

2. How are online sources cited in-text, compared to print sources (when author names are available)?

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About this Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo will help you check to see if you understand the correct way to cite online sources, whether it is APA format or MLA format. The quiz will ask you what a references page is and the purpose of a digital object identifier (DOI).

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Whats included on reference pages
  • The purpose of Digital Object Identifiers (DOI)
  • How online sources are cited in-text
  • How to evaluate online sources for credibility and reliability
  • What are considered online sources

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on citing online sources
  • Defining key concepts- ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as DOI and reference page
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding ways to evaluate online sources

Additional Learning

To learn more about citations for online sources, review the accompanying lesson on How to Cite Online Sources. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Review what online sources are and different examples of what they are
  • Identify how to cite online sources in APA format in-text and on the references page
  • Understand how to cite online sources in MLA format in-text and on the works cited page