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Cite as You Write

You’re about 1/2 way through the first summer session – and that means that you’ve probably completed a literature search and are starting to compose writing assignments. Don’t leave citing your sources until the end. Cite as you write – so you won’t have to hunt down an elusive resource you put into quotes – but forgot where you found it.

The Citing Sources Subject Guide is a good place to start. There are tabs for each of the major citation methods used at GRCC (APA 7th ed., Chicago 17th ed., MLA 8th ed.) , along with links out to easy-to-use guides like The Owl at Purdue.

Need more help? Librarians are glad to take a look at your citations and make suggestions. Send your citations to Ask-A-Librarian, along with a note about what citation method (APA, MLA, Chicago, etc.) you are supposed to be following. Not sure what citation style/format you are supposed to follow? Check your syllabus.

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Citing Sources Subject Guide

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How Do I Cite … Ask-a-Librarian

Are you polishing up your researched writing assignments? Librarians recommend “citing as you write.” You’ve got the cited resource in front of you and now is the best time to grab the data to cite appropriately and correctly. Three sources librarians use to answer your citing questions include:

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If you’ve got a citing question you cannot answer, copy the citation info into an Ask-a-Librarian form. Mention what format you are supposed to be following and whether you need an in-text or bibliographic citation, submit it, and a librarian will respond.

Remember, while database-generated citations are a great place to start, you *do* need to eyeball them to see that they match your assigned citation formatting style.

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Need Help with Citing?

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It’s “that time of year” when students are polishing up researched writing assignments. Citing as you write is the best practice, and you will have to put some work into citing appropriately and correctly. Three sources librarians use to answer your citing questions include:

If you’ve got a citing question you cannot answer, copy the citation info into an Ask-a-Librarian form. Mention what format you are supposed to be following and whether you need an in-text or bibliographic citation, submit it, and a librarian will respond.

Remember, while database-generated citations are a great place to start, you *do* need to eyeball them to see that they match your assigned citation formatting style.

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APA 7 – There’s a rule for that!

APA coverThe American Psychological Association (APA) announced a revised version of their Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association in a 7th edition last Fall.  The APA announced that the new version would supersede the 6th edition during Spring 2020 semester, and most GRCC academic departments decided to make the move to the 7th edition this semester.

At GRCC, APA Style is typically used by: Business; Communication; Criminal Justice; Dental Assisting; Dental Hygiene; Exercise Science; Gerontology; Medical Assistant; Nursing; Occupational Therapy Assistant; Pharmacy Technician; Phlebotomy; Psychology; Radiologic Technology; Social Work; and, Sterile Processing.

Thanks goes to librarian Natalie Karsten who updated the Citing Sources Subject Guide with APA 7 rules for reference pages and in-text citations, and links to sources that will help students and their professors. Citing Sources is appended to almost all Library Subject Guides – so it’s easy to find.

If you need help citing, the easiest way to get it is to use Ask-a-Librarian.

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Writing Annotations?

Do you need to research and write an annotated bibliography instead of a full-length research paper? Well, you’re in luck – the Library can help with that!  Check out the Annotations Tab on the Citing Sources Subject Guide.    Learn the difference between descriptive and critical annotations, and see examples of each.

If you are not sure of which citation format you should use for this class, check your Blackboard syllabus.  And, if you need help with citing, please Ask-a-Librarian.

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