- Research - Citing your sources:
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- Bibiography (= Works Cited list)
- References (in the footnotes at the bottom of each page within the body of your paper) will refer to the Bibliography (which is at the end of your paper) in order to show the sources for your information.
- A bibliographic citation is a reference to a book, article, web page, or other published item.
- A reference (= bibliographic citation) is always required for each and every use of or reference to anything created by someone else.
- A Bibliography (= Works Cited list) is always required for all work (homework, labs, assignments, Projects, cases, essays, papers, etc.)
- The Bibliography (= Works Cited list) will be the last page(s) of your work.
- The Bibliography MUST be a separate page (within the document and at the end of the document).
- Should You Include a Bibliography? = Yes
- If you have included complete footnotes (or endnotes) and source lines in your paper, then you don’t need to include a bibliography unless your professor has requested one, or unless you want to provide a summary of the sources you used when writing your paper.
For all projects for of my courses, I would like you to include a bibliography. i.e. Your professor always requests a complete Bibliography.
- Use a Bibliography (references to the sources you used to write this Project) = last page of your MS-Word document (the last page of your essay).
- For Business only - Please don't discuss Law, Medicine, Science, Research, etc. Please limit your comments to Business Administration.
- You may use any standard citation format (APA, MLA, etc.) you like.
- However, you must be consistent and present all of your citations in the same format. I prefer APA Style.
- I like the Vancouver_Referencing_Styles which uses superscripts&footnotes&bibliography.
- URL - If you refer to a site on the Internet, you MUST include the URL. I may want to check out your reference.
- I don't care what MLA etc. says, I want to see the URL in your Bibliography. MLA made a serious mistake by removing URLs. You MUST include the URL in your Bibliography. (Note: I heard that MLA reversed its position in 2016, and now requires URLs in the Bibliography.)
- Please include the full URL (including the path and the filename - e.g. www.example.com/folder01/folder02/filename.html), not just the homepage (e.g. www.example.com)
- Do not put the references (authors, texts, URLs) in the body of your document.
- Use superscripts (thisis a superscript) that refer to footnotes that refer to your Bibliography.
- Footnotes: Please do not repeat the same information in more than one footnote (even if MLA says you should). You may use the same superscript number (in the body) with several references to point to the same footnote. (This is my personal preference.)
- Cite It! A Tutorial to Help Students Cite Sources Correctly | Articles | Publications | Profweb
- Which Style Should I Use? - Citation Style Guide - LibGuides at American University
- MLA Style
- MLA Works Cited: Electronic Sources (Web Publications)
- Example: (perdu.edu)
Aristotle. Poetics. Trans. S. H. Butcher. The Internet Classics Archive. Web Atomic and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 13 Sept. 2007. Web. 4 Nov. 2008. ‹http://classics.mit.edu/›.
- Error - MLA has made a serious error by declaring that it is no longer a requirement to include the URL.
- For all my courses, you MUST include the URL. I want to be able to click on the URL and visit the particular page that you are referencing.
- How to Cite Internet Sources
- Warning! - For my courses, you MUST include the complete URL.
- EasyBib: Free Bibliography Maker - MLA, APA, Chicago citation styles
- Columbia Guide to OnlineStyle
- Dawson College
- HEC Montréal - École de gestion
- ONLINE! CitationStyles: Index
- Université Laval - Comment citer un document électronique ?
- Wikipedia Founder Discourages Academic Use of His Creation
- Many (most?) teachers will reject Wikipedia as a reference.
I personally find that Wikipedia is a good starting point for research.
You should always find a second (more traditional, more reliable) reference to support anything you find on Wikipedia.
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