Ch 20: Source Citations

About This Chapter

Use the lessons in this chapter to take a close look at the basics of source citations. Review informative videos and texts from home or anywhere with an Internet connection, and enjoy the ability to assess your comprehension by taking short lesson quizzes and a practice chapter exam.

Source Citations - Chapter Summary

How much do you know about citing sources? This chapter can help you find out! Short and engaging lessons provide in-depth analyses of MLA format, in-text citations, APA citations and much more. Strengthen your current knowledge and discover new information to ensure you have a quality grasp of these concepts. Once you've completed this chapter, you will be able to:

  • Explain when to cite sources and how to avoid plagiarism
  • Discuss the processes of citing journal articles, magazines and authored, edited and revised books
  • Define and explain how to cite online sources
  • Share ways to use reference material in your writing
  • Describe the process of making in-text citations
  • Provide the definitions and rules of MLA format, APA citations and the Chicago Manual of Style

Tailor the lessons in this chapter to your unique study needs. Review them in any order, and revisit them as often as desired to ensure you fully comprehend source citations. If you hit a snag and need additional details about specific lesson topics, submit your questions to our experts. When ready, gauge your understanding by taking this chapter's multiple-choice quizzes and practice exam.

10 Lessons in Chapter 20: Source Citations
How to Avoid Plagiarism: When to Cite Sources

1. How to Avoid Plagiarism: When to Cite Sources

Plagiarism is a very serious matter in both academia and professional writing. Plagiarism in an academic setting can lead to you failing a course or being removed from school completely. Plagiarism in professional writing can lead to being fired from a job or finding yourself in court being sued. Let's figure out how to avoid this issue!

Journal Article Citations

2. Journal Article Citations

One of the most common citations used in academic writing is that of journal articles. In this video, we will learn all about putting journal article citations into our text and works cited pages. The citations in this video are in APA style; before you sit down to make a works cited page, make sure to check what style your discipline requires.

Citations from Authored Books, Edited Books and Revised Books

3. Citations from Authored Books, Edited Books and Revised Books

Depending on the type of book we're using, there are a few rules we have to follow when citing it in our reference page. In this video, we're going to cover authored books, edited books, and revised books. However, there are many different types of citation styles, including MLA, APA, and Chicago, and some differ in their exact formatting rules. These citations are in APA style - make sure you check to find out what style you should be using before you complete your reference page.

Citations from Magazines

4. Citations from Magazines

This video covers citing magazines both in text and in the reference page. The lesson addresses citation formats in both APA and MLA. It's important to note the differences, since both expect specific citation styles.

Online Sources: Definition & Citations

5. Online Sources: Definition & Citations

Find out what online sources are and how to cite them in your research paper or essay. Learn some tips on evaluating online sources. After the lesson, take a quick quiz to test your knowledge.

How to Use Reference Material in Your Writing

6. How to Use Reference Material in Your Writing

When it comes to writing an essay or a vast array of other academic writing projects, you will often have to refer to the works of others. This video will teach you the skills to use reference materials in your writing.

How to Make In-Text Citations

7. How to Make In-Text Citations

With this lesson, you'll get to know the basics of creating in-text citations. We'll go over both MLA and APA style parenthetical citations and how to use them to cite different types of sources.

What is MLA Format?

8. What is MLA Format?

MLA format is one of the most common structures for organizing a paper in academic writing. In this video, we will cover the basics of MLA format, focusing on citing within the text and creating a Works Cited page.

How to Format APA Citations

9. How to Format APA Citations

All college students must not only know how to read and understand writing, they need to know how to write using the APA citation style as well. This video will pull back the covers of APA style writing and give you confidence when using APA.

What Is the Chicago Citation Style?

10. What Is the Chicago Citation Style?

In this video, we cover the basics of the Chicago Manual of Style. This writing format is popular amongst those in the editing field and may be the preferred style of many professors in technical writing, law, and even some English courses.

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