Week 7 – Post-Class Notes

Order for presentations in weeks 9 & 10 follows the deconstruction of a web resource citation.

Visit this source  in order to follow the steps:

  • Look for the page title – it may only be on the top line of the browser or it may be obvious on the web page. In this case, I’d call it “Internet History.”
  • Look for a date – if all else fails, use the copyright date (usually at the bottom of the page). In this case, it’s 2006.
  • Publisher – who owns the website? In this case, it’s the Computer History Museum.
  • This info leads to one of two forms for the reference list (below). The first follows newspaper articles with no author (use this if you think the website and/or content follows this form), and the second follows the form used for corporate or government statistics. I’d use the first one for this source. Please see Citing Electronic Resources and APA structure/syntax. Remember these will have a hanging indent in your papers!
  • How to cite in-text? See OWL.

    If the work does not have an author, cite the source by its title in the signal phrase or use the first word or two in the parentheses. Titles of books and reports are italicized or underlined; titles of articles and chapters are in quotation marks.

    A similar study was done of students learning to format research papers (“Using APA,” 2001).

    Note: In the rare case the “Anonymous” is used for the author, treat it as the author’s name (Anonymous, 2001). In the reference list, use the name Anonymous as the author.

    Organization as an Author: If the author is an organization or a government agency, mention the organization in the signal phrase or in the parenthetical citation the first time you cite the source.

    According to the American Psychological Association (2000),…

    If the organization has a well-known abbreviation, include the abbreviation in brackets the first time the source is cited and then use only the abbreviation in later citations.

    First citation: (Mothers Against Drunk Driving [MADD], 2000)

    Second citation: (MADD, 2000)

Presentation order — feel free to swap amongst yourselves, just tell me!

Week 9:
Adri, Amy, Bonnie, Brian, Chris E, Garrett, Jody, Kirk, Mark, Michelle, Sarah L, Sharlen, Tharaa

Week 10:
Adam, Annie, Carie, Chris C, Corey, John, Katie, Keichii, Maury, Nate, Sarah F, Yen-Ching, Yi-Jen

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