Post Tagged with: "Citations"

Citing the series

Citing the series

Image from freeimages.co.uk A few weeks ago I shared my anime adventure with Rose of Versailles.  Since the show (Dezaki et al., 2013) had numerous credits, I adapted standard APA reference format to cite it.  This practice brought home two points about citations. First of all real-life sources are often […]

By October 9, 2014 Comments are Disabled InfoSavvy, Library
Citation basics for ambiguous citations

Citation basics for ambiguous citations

Image from freeimages.co.uk Sometimes the sources we want to cite don’t neatly fit the examples in the style guides.  For example the reference in my January 16 post resembled a magazine article in some ways and a blog post in other ways.  I could even make a case for the […]

By February 27, 2014 Comments are Disabled InfoSavvy
A solid foundation

A solid foundation

Image from http://support.refworkscos.com In the past I would mention citation managers later in the semester.  Now I think we should introduce them early. To define what a citation manager is,  I’ll describe what it does.  Specific details vary, but most citation managers work in four basic steps: Creating an account […]

By September 12, 2013 Comments are Disabled InfoSavvy
End-of-semester citation thoughts

End-of-semester citation thoughts

Image from http://www.freeimages.co.uk/ As online information becomes more abundant, it has also become more complex.  Manjoo (2010), for example, discusses how blogs and web magazines have grown to resemble each other.  Many resources don’t perfectly fit the garden-variety examples in style manuals.  Then how do we foster the skills for […]

By December 15, 2011 Comments are Disabled InfoSavvy
Zotero: Sharing the basics

Zotero: Sharing the basics

For the past three weeks I have been taking a course on the citation manager Zotero.  Though I can’t cover all of its features in a single blog post–or even a series of posts, I can at least highlight the basics. Zotero is a Firefox add-on: in other words it […]

By March 17, 2011 Comments are Disabled InfoSavvy
Correction and thanks

Correction and thanks

Image from http://www.freeimages.co.uk/ Last week I had mentioned that I would double-check my judgments on citing the Flickr photo.  The APA style experts did correct me on one detail, and I have edited the citation accordingly.  Now last week’s post reflects the corrections.  The strikethrough shows the material that should […]

By March 10, 2011 Comments are Disabled InfoSavvy
Citation tool as learning tool

Citation tool as learning tool

Photo by Ellenm1, used under a Creative Commons Attribution license 2.0 In his upcoming book about the citation manager Zotero Jason Puckett describes attitudes toward such tools.  Some people might think that students will not learn about citation styles because the citation manager does all of the work for them.  […]

By March 3, 2011 Comments are Disabled InfoSavvy