H1bqgv9jq1yq70rwwrof

How to provide correct citations and references for your research

What will you learn?

  1. The essential elements of a citation
  2. Responsible citations, including electronic citations
  3. Different citation styles for articles, books and other sources
  4. Types of citations in text, visuals, and bibliography notes


Course Description

Any research process is an amalgamation of the researcher’s own primary efforts, supplemented and supported by secondary data that they may quote as part of their study. It is imperative that researchers learn how to compile references and citations, not just to avoid plagiarism but also to build a robust case for their own work.

This specially curated program shows you how to address the many challenges of citing sources and listing down references, while formulating your research paper. It highlights various styles and techniques on how to cite correctly throughout your documentation. In this course, you will also learn how to safeguard your research paper by adhering to the basic guidelines when it comes to citations and references in your scientific research.


What topics will you cover?

Lecture 1: Introduction

Lecture 2: Objectives

Lecture 3: Parts of a citation

Lecture 4: Documentation, citation and reference

Lecture 5: Importance of citations

Lecture 6: Introduce a source

Lecture 7: Citation styles

Lecture 8: In-text citations

Lecture 9: Reference list or bibliography

Lecture 10: Paraphrase activity

Lecture 11: Advantages of citations

Lecture 12: Choose citation styles

Lecture 13: Citation styles for articles

Lecture 14: Citation styles for books

Lecture 15: Citation styles for sources other than articles and books

Lecture 16: Online or electronic citations

Lecture 17: Citations for an electronic book

Lecture 18: Citing visuals in text and bibliography

Lecture 19: Summary


Your Instructor


R Upskill
R Upskill

Part of Cactus Communications’ R ecosystem of tools and solutions for researchers, R Upskill is a learning platform that comprises of the largest collection of researcher-focused programs, developed by top academic experts. Learn anytime, anywhere with bite-sized online programs on research writing, journal publication, career development, science communication, funding, researcher wellness, and more. Our multi-format programs come with expert advice, practical examples, and a certificate on course completion, which allow researchers to apply what they’ve learnt to excel in real-world scenarios. Trusted by top academic institutions, and over 15,000 researchers, R Upskill empowers researchers to master new skills on the path to all-round researcher success.


Course Curriculum


  How to provide correct citations and references for your research
Available in days
days after you enroll

Frequently Asked Questions


How does free trial work?
Before you subscribe to R Upskill, you can take advantage of our 14-day free trial, which gives you all the benefits of an All Access Pass for free! With complete access, you can start learning during the trial. You will be eligible for a completion certificate for any course you complete during your free trial. Please note, you are only eligible for one free trial, which will automatically become a paid subscription on the 15th day, unless you cancel your 14-day free trial.
I want to cancel my subscription plan. How do I do it?
If you change your mind, you can cancel your subscription plan at any time. Go to ‘My account’ and click on the ‘Manage subscriptions’ tab and follow the simple steps to cancel your plan.
For how long can I access these learning resources with the All Access Pass?
The All Access Pass gives you unlimited access to all the courses and handbooks for a month or year, depending upon the subscription plan you've purchased.
Do you offer a refund if I cancel my plan?
When you start a free trial, you are only charged on the 15th day, when it turns into a paid subscription. We do not offer refunds on paid subscriptions, even if you cancel your plan. However, you will still have complete access to all our learning programs till the end of your billing period.
How will the certificate be sent to me?
The course completion certificate is only awarded once all parts of the course are completed. Once you finish your course, you will be able to download your certificate from our learning platform; this certificate will also be sent to your email.

Please Log In or Sign Up if you have already subscribed to R Upskill All Access Pass.
If you haven't subscribed yet, Subscribe now to access the courses.
Happy learning!