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Academic Citations for Beginners, Part Three: Works Cited vs. Bibliography

There’s a lot of confusion around what constitutes a “Works Cited” or “References” page and a bibliography. Here’s a tip to keep them straight: a works cited page only references citations that are specifically mentioned in a text. A bibliography includes all works that went into the research and production of the work. For example,… Continue reading Academic Citations for Beginners, Part Three: Works Cited vs. Bibliography

Profile on Faces from the Neighborhood

Hi everybody! Some exciting news, my colleague Lisa Ratzlaff from Faces from the Neighborhood, a blog about local businesses in Portland, Oregon, just wrote a really nice profile about me and my editing work. Feel free to check it out here before we dive into works cited pages and bibliographies next week!

Academic Citations for Beginners, Part Two: In-Text Citations

Last week we discussed the difference a style guide makes in assisting the writing process, and the importance of adhering to a consistent style. This week we will be focusing on a small aspect of referencing other scholarly works in your own writing: in-text citation. Typically, all in-text citation follows the “author-date” system, meaning that… Continue reading Academic Citations for Beginners, Part Two: In-Text Citations

Academic Citations for Beginners, Part One: Understanding Style Guides

Citing sources in scholarly articles can be confusing the first time around, especially if there is little to no training involved. However, with some practice it can become second nature. These next four weeks I am doing a post series as a very basic guide to academic citation using a style guide. In this first… Continue reading Academic Citations for Beginners, Part One: Understanding Style Guides