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Scholarly Conversation and Citation

Scholars and other creators are part of an ongoing conversation about their topics. When you write a paper, you're working on entering that conversation yourself; in many cases, you'll be bringing together multiple threads of conversation to better answer your research questions. To do all this, you'll need to be able to trace these conversations and cite them in your work.

Citing for Better Writing (CLRT Module 4)

Watch the three videos: 1. Keeping track of the conversation with citations, 2. When to cite, and 3.Putting sources in conversation. Use the arrow commands below the media player to move on to the next video.


Finding Cited Sources

Try it Out: Citation Hunt (activity)

Citation parts help us identify different voices and perspectives in the broader conversation about a subject. For example, publication dates can tell us who shared an idea or finding first. Sometimes it can be challenging to find citation details because each source and search tools display this information differently. Part of college-level research is keeping track of citation information and sharing it with readers. 

Citation Hunt

Review the source or record linked in each question. Fill in the blanks with the correct citation information for each source. Use the "Show Solution"  button to see if you found the right answer.