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
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