Course: Understanding citations and references

In this course, you will:

  • Learn about the parts of a citation
  • Understand the difference between citation, reference and documentation
  • Know about responsible citations
  • Discover the difference between the citation styles for articles and books
  • Know about citation styles for sources other than books
  • Learn about electronic citations and citations in text, visuals and bibliography notes
Understanding citations and references

Why should you enrol?

Academic integrity is of utmost importance in scientific research and not abiding by the basic guidelines could jeopardize your research and expose you to potential consequences. It’s imperative that researchers learn how to compile references and citations. In this course, you will learn how to address the challenging aspects of citing sources while writing a research paper.

Course Content:

  • Introduction
  • Objectives
  • Parts of a citation
  • Documentation, citation and reference
  • Importance of citations
  • Check your understanding
  • Introduce a source
  • Citation styles
  • In-text citations
  • Reference list or bibliography
  • Paraphrase activity
  • Advantages of citations
  • Choose citation styles
  • Citation styles for articles
  • Citation styles for books
  • Citation styles for sources other than articles and books
  • Check your understanding
  • Online or electronic citations
  • Citations for an electronic book
  • Citing visuals in text and bibliography
  • Check your understanding
  • Summary

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