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#SundayShare: Citing Your Sources

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You need to provide in-text citations and bibliographic citations in your Genre Analysis Report, so I am sharing resources that explain How to identify and credit sources (6m 32s).

Screenshot of Lynda.com session, How to identify and credit sources

In your Genre Analysis Report, you can use whatever bibliographical format you are most familiar with. Here are some tools if you are unsure how to make correct citations:

You can also watch the Lynda.com information on Citing Sources in research papers for more specific examples of citations.

 

Note: This video has closed captioning, so it does not need a transcript.


 

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As the video says, in-text citations at the corresponding points of discussion in the text of the report serve the important purpose of directing readers to more research. In my professional experience, this is incredibly valuable and far exceeds the importance of the other two purposes stated by the video (plagiarism and credibility issues). Much of the writing I do personally and professionally is partly for myself, and when I revisit the writing I find myself always looking for additional information or nuance.

Having a list of references is theoretically enough to accomplish this, but in practice it’s too much work to rediscover which reference contains a particular piece of information, much less where that information is within the resource. In practice, having in-text citations, especially when they include page numbers, make me vastly more likely to revisit the reference when I need to and overall saves me a lot of time and effort rediscovering the information from scratch. And this all goes double for writing read by other people, who have a whole host of other reasons for wanting to read the original references.

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