Chapter VI. Citation Methods & Attribution on the Web

As a student, you’ve heard many times about the important of citation and attribution. In our earlier chapter, Writing Ethically, we explained the importance of attribution, which allows us to write ethically and to build our own credibility. In this chapter, we discuss the specifics of how one should cite, which is always dependent on the final form our project or paper is taking, and the audience’s expectations of that genre. While APA format is most used for research and academic purposes and covered in the first section of this chapter, it would be amiss to not prepare to cite for digital purposes. Writing for the web is becoming more popular, and because of that it’s important to also understand how to cite while writing for the web.

In this chapter, we’ll discuss some of the following concepts:

  • APA Format: what it is and how to use it
  • Attribution: giving credit whenever information is borrowed, whether it’s paraphrased or quoted directly.




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