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1 Styling Time Learning How to Use Citation Style for Research Papers Presented by LIU Post Library Natalia Selenay Robert L. Eduardo

2 Styling Time Agenda Brief Introduction/Overview – 10 minutes Brief Introduction/Overview – 10 minutes Hands-on citation style workshop – 40 minutes Hands-on citation style workshop – 40 minutes Resources for follow-up/contact information – 5 minutes Resources for follow-up/contact information – 5 minutes Workshop survey – 5 minutes Workshop survey – 5 minutes

3 Goals of the Workshop To learn how to cite resources in print and online format To learn how to cite resources in print and online format To have practical hands-on experience in forming citations To have practical hands-on experience in forming citations To become familiar with the reference manuals for citation format available at the LIU Post Library To become familiar with the reference manuals for citation format available at the LIU Post Library To be able to access online style guides To be able to access online style guides To know that you can always ask a librarian for help To know that you can always ask a librarian for help

4 What is Citation Style? In the academic and scientific world, citation style sets a standard for documenting the scholarly resources, both print and online, that are used in published research In the academic and scientific world, citation style sets a standard for documenting the scholarly resources, both print and online, that are used in published research There are many different styles that are used in the humanities, social sciences, and science There are many different styles that are used in the humanities, social sciences, and science The APA, MLA, University of Chicago, and Turabian are examples of different styles The APA, MLA, University of Chicago, and Turabian are examples of different styles The two most used styles are the APA and MLA styles The two most used styles are the APA and MLA styles

5 APA Citation Style APA style is a product of the American Psychological Association APA style is a product of the American Psychological Association It is used in the social sciences and sciences to standardized the formatting of published research papers and for documenting references. It is used in the social sciences and sciences to standardized the formatting of published research papers and for documenting references. The latest APA style requirements can be found in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6 th edition The latest APA style requirements can be found in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6 th edition

6 APA Citation Style APA Citation Style is based on an author/date in- text parenthetical reference system APA Citation Style is based on an author/date in- text parenthetical reference system First, a reference to another research article is embedding into your text (usually an author and date) First, a reference to another research article is embedding into your text (usually an author and date)

7 APA Citation Style Examples of parenthetical references Examples of parenthetical references A recent study (Smith, 2010) determined that chocolate has high levels of.... Smith (2010) determined that chocolate has high levels of...

8 APA Citation Style Next the full citation to the reference is placed in your references list at the end of your paper Next the full citation to the reference is placed in your references list at the end of your paper Smith, S. (2010). A study on the nutritional value of chocolate. Journal of Cocoa Studies, 45,

9 MLA Style MLA style is a product of the Modern Language Association MLA style is a product of the Modern Language Association It is used primarily in the humanities to standardize the formatting of published papers and for documenting references. It is used primarily in the humanities to standardize the formatting of published papers and for documenting references. The latest MLA style requirements can be found in the The MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, 7 th edition The latest MLA style requirements can be found in the The MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, 7 th edition

10 MLA Style MLA style also uses an in-text parenthetical reference system MLA style also uses an in-text parenthetical reference system However the difference is that MLA mostly uses author name and page number to create a reference However the difference is that MLA mostly uses author name and page number to create a reference Example without author in text In the 19 th century, the wives of sea captains often accompanied their husbands on long sea voyages, challenging the Victorian ideals of domesticity prevalent at the time (Duneer 224).

11 MLA Style Example with author in text Duneer studied the sea voyage diaries of sea captains wives and found that they challenged the ideals of domesticity in the 19 th century (224). Works Cited Duneer, Anita J. Voyaging Captains Wives: Feminine Aesthetics and the Uses of the Domesticity in the Travel Narratives of Abby Jane Morrell and Mary Wallis. ESQ: The Journal of the American Renaissance 56.2 (2010): Print.

12 Which Style Should I Use? Check your class syllabus to see if a particular style is required Check your class syllabus to see if a particular style is required If no style requirement is listed, ask your professor which one he/she prefers If no style requirement is listed, ask your professor which one he/she prefers If the choice is yours use the one you are most familiar with If the choice is yours use the one you are most familiar with If you are not sure, ask a librarian for help If you are not sure, ask a librarian for help

13 Web based citation generators Son of Citation Machine Son of Citation Machine Easybib Easybib Online database citation generators Online database citation generators Zotero Zotero RefWorks RefWorks They can make your life easier but BEWARE They can make your life easier but BEWARE They do not always generate correct citation style They do not always generate correct citation style Use them only if you know the citation style so you can correct errors Use them only if you know the citation style so you can correct errors

14 Ask A Librarian If you need further help with citation styles ask a librarian for help If you need further help with citation styles ask a librarian for help Ask for Help at the Reference Desk Ask for Help at the Reference Desk Call Us by Phone Call Us by Phone Us Us Online CHAT Online CHAT Text Us! Text Us! Schedule a individual Research by Appointment session with a librarian Schedule a individual Research by Appointment session with a librarian Go to Main Library Webpage and click on the AskALibrarian icon

15 Citation Style Libguides APA Style Libguide liu.cwp.libguides/apastyle liu.cwp.libguides/apastyle liu.cwp.libguides/apastyle MLA Style Libguide liu.cwp.libguides.com/mlastyle liu.cwp.libguides.com/mlastyle liu.cwp.libguides.com/mlastyle Chicago Style Libguide liu.cwp.libguides.com/chicagostyle liu.cwp.libguides.com/chicagostyle liu.cwp.libguides.com/chicagostyle


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