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Research Methods Lecture 12 Citations

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Courtney Thomas

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Transcript of Research Methods Lecture 12 Citations

Only resources actually cited
Alphabetical by author's last name
Double space all lines
Indent lines after the first in each entry
Chronological if works by the same author
Format from the Chicago Manual of Style
Faculty Preference
ALWAYS ask for faculty preference
Many will prefer either in-text or notes exclusively rather than the mix
For this class, use the Chicago Manual of Style format
ALL footnotes
NO in-text citations!
Use an Citation Program
Format by Discipline
Know the accepted format for your discipline
PSCI is moving to in-text citations but you'll also see footnotes (bottom of page) and endnotes (end of article or chapter)
Format comes from the Chicago Manual of Style
Author's Note (unnumbered)
Superscript after last punctuation in the sentence
Names and versions of computer programs used for calculations and data analysis
Specific names of data analysis techniques
Newspaper, interview, and personal communication citations
Honor and Ethics
This is one place where you absolutely cannot get lazy or apathetic
When do you cite a resource?
Direct quotation
Paraphrasing someone else's idea
Fact that is not "common knowledge"
When in doubt, cite it!
Research Methods
PSCI 2024
Winter 2017
Dr. Courtney Thomas
Lecture 12: Citation

In-Text Format
(Author's Last Name Year of Publication Page Number)
Two or three authors: list each separated by commas
Four or more: et. al.
First initials as necessary
Page number unless referring to entire source
For "simple citations" that do not disrupt the flow of the argument
Newspaper Articles
Daniel F. Cuff, "Forging a New Shape for Steel,"
New York Times
, 26 May 1985.
Add URL and date of access [accessed 26 May 1985] (instead of publication date) if an online article

For all other see: http://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/tools_citationguide.html (note and reference formats)
EndNote is free for all VT students
Download from Software Distribution Office
BUT you have to be on the VT network to do it
Enter all the bibliographic information
Import into Word
Auto formats notes and reference page in selected format
Zotero is free
Allows you to add to your library with a click from your web browser
Chrome plugin installed separately
Works with VT library catalog, news sites, etc.
Becomes an add-on in Word
Automatically inserts and formats citations
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