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NimblyWise Information Literacy Courseware

Lesson Objectives: Why Citations Matter

Learning Objectives: 

Students will identify appropriate citation standards/styles.

• Students will identify a source type when given random data points. 

• Students will accurately match the appropriate citation style to a discipline.  

Students will identify and demonstrate the proper structure of citations in either APA or MLA based on the type of source (book, journal, website, etc...) and format (print, electronic).

• Students will identify the proper structure of citations in either APA or MLA style based on the source type and format. 

• Students will demonstrate the proper structure of citations in either APA or MLA style based on the source type and format. 

Students will successfully utilize citation management tools. 

• Students will compare different citation tools for managing citations (Zotero, Mendeley, RefWorks, EndNote, and proprietary databases).  

• Students will download and/or record citation information for two sources using library databases. 

Students will create a references list in APA or MLA style with 80% success.

Chapters

Chapter 1: Why Cite Sources? 

Chapter 2: How Do You Cite? 

Chapter 3: Why Citation Formats Exist 

Chapter 4: Why Are There Different Citation Styles? 

Lesson Quiz 11