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Research Skills Tutorial

This is a self-paced, non-credit course that covers research skills, critical thinking, media and internet literacy, and understanding the complexities of the modern information environment (including libraries.)

Portfolio Activity for Citing Information Sources

[Note: this activity is for hands-on practice using the skills of the module (a great way to learn!); but you can opt to skip it unless your instructor has specifically asked you to do it]
Create complete, properly-formatted in-text and end-of-paper citations for each of the information sources you have chosen in earlier portfolio assignments. If you haven't already selected information sources, do so now.

Remember that you should have one of each of these:
  • a reference source
  • web page/website
  • electronic/online article
  • ebook
  • print article
  • print book
  • multimedia item
  • five other information sources 

You may use APA, MLA, Chicago, or CSE format. Here are some resources to help you with formatting citations
  1. Copy this lorem ipsum text, paste it into your document, and pretend it is your essay. In it, create in-text citations for each one of your information sources. 
  2. Create your end-of-paper citation list according to the style you have chosen.

Accessibility Note

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