Mar 9, 2012
Library and Information Services
- Contains the basics about proper citation practices and how students can use direct quotes, paraphrasing and summarizing. Also covers the general rules about in text citations and references.
- Type of Material:
- Recommended Uses:
- Individual use or homework.
- Technical Requirements:
- Browser with Flash.
- Identify Major Learning Goals:
- Students will learn tips about citation practice and why citing is important.
- Target Student Population:
- Undgraduate or high school students
- Prerequisite Knowledge or Skills:
- No pre-requisites needed.
- The content is clear and concise and provides examples of the various citaton styles and links to other tools students can use for more in-depth explanations of a particular style guide.
- Adding graphics and/or more examples might be helpful to breakup the text. Some of the content is location specific (i.e. location of style guides in a particular library).
- Provides a nice introduction about why citing is important with examples of popular citation styles and using direct quotes, paraphrased and summarized text. For its stated purpose, it is effective at conveying the information. There is a short quiz to test whether students understood the key concepts.
- Green text can be problematic for some users to read onscreen. The information very basic and would best be used for students who have had no other introduction to citations.
- Very easy to navigate.
- Green text.
- Other Issues and Comments:
- Possibly consider adding some additional graphics.
- Creative Commons: