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Integrating Library Resources in D2L Courses

Course Citations

Images

APA Citation (6th Edition)

Basic Format for an Electronic Image:

Author (Role of Author). (Year image was created). Title of work [Type of work], Retrieved Month Day, Year, from: URL (address of website)

Example:

Kulbis, M. (Photographer). (2006). Men pray [Photograph], Retrieved April 12, 2006, from: http://accuweather.ap.org/cgi-bin/aplaunch.pl - See more at: http://www.landmark.edu/library/citation-guides/landmark-college-citation-guides/apa-citation-style-guide/#Images

[Source: Landmark College Library]


MLA Citation (8th Edition)

If the work is cited on the web only, then provide the name of the artist, the title of the work, the medium of the work, and then follow the citation format for a website. If the work is posted via a username, use that username for the author.

Artist or username. "Title." Medium. Website in Italics. Publisher of website or n.d. if no publisher name, date of publication or n.d. if no publisher date is given. Web. Date retrieved.

Example:

brandychloe. "Great Horned Owl Family." Photograph. Webshots. American Greetings, 22 May 2006. Web. 5 Nov. 2009.

[Source: The Owl at Purdue


Open Pictures with Creative Commons Licenses

 

This is an ideal attribution

Because:

Title? "Creative Commons 10th Birthday Celebration San Francisco"
Author? "tvol" - linked to his profile page
Source? "Creative Commons 10th Birthday Celebration San Francisco" - linked to original Flickr page
License? "CC BY 2.0" - linked to license deed

This is a pretty good attribution

Photo by tvol / CC BY

Because:

Title? Title is not noted (it should be) but at least the source is linked.Author? "tvol"Source? "Photo" - linked to original Flickr pageLicense? "CC BY" - linked to license deed

[Source: Creative Commons Wiki]

 

YouTube Videos

APA Citation 

In APA citation style, YouTube videos should be cited as a web document:

Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Date of publication). Title of document. Retrieved from http://Web address

Example:

BCOnlineLibrary. (2013, December 3). BC Online Library Orientation: Overview. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QGgMxqC3m0Y  

[Source: The Owl at Purdue]


MLA Citation

The MLA does not specifically address how to cite a YouTube video. This has, it appears, led to some confusion as to the best method of for citing YouTube videos in MLA. 

Based on MLA standards for other media formats, we feel that the following format is the most acceptable for citing YouTube videos:

Author’s Name or Poster’s Username. “Title of Image or Video.” Media Type
Text. Name of Website. Name of Website’s Publisher, date of posting. Medium. date retrieved.

Example:

BCOnlineLibrary. "BC Online Library Orientation." Online video clip.
YouTube. YouTube, 3 December 2013. Web. 12 June 2014.

[Source: The OWL at Purdue]


Creative Commons Attribution

Look for Creative Commons licenses in the About -> Show More Section of the video. Attribution for Creative Commons videos consists of the title, author, license and sources linking back to the video:

"Title" by Author is licensed under CC BY 

Example:

"BC Online Library Orientation" by BCOnlineLibrary is licensed under CC BY 4.0

*Links back to the actual video, the author/ uploader's profile page & the Creative Commons license page

[Source: Creative Commons Wiki]

Websites

APA Citation

Basic Format for a Website:

Author, A. (date). Title of document [Format description]. Retrieved from http://URL

Example:

Jacobs, B. (2015, January 23). Family Equality Council statement on Virginia Senate killing second-parent adoption bill [Press release]. Retrieved from http://www.familyequality.org/news__media/2015/01/23/1894/family_equality_council_statement_on_virginia_senate_killing_second-parent_adoption_bill

[Source: APA Style Blog]


MLA Citation

Citing an Entire Web Site

It is necessary to list your date of access because web postings are often updated, and information available on one date may no longer be available later. If a URL is required or you chose to include one, be sure to include the complete address for the site. (Note: The following examples do not include a URL because MLA no longer requires a URL to be included.)

Remember to use n.p. if no publisher name is available and n.d. if no publishing date is given.

Editor, author, or compiler name (if available). Name of Site. Version number. Name of institution/organization affiliated with the site (sponsor or publisher), date of resource creation (if available). Medium of publication. Date of access.


Example:

The Purdue OWL Family of Sites. The Writing Lab and OWL at Purdue and Purdue U, 2008. Web. 23 Apr. 2008.

[Source: The Owl at Purdue

Flat World Knowledge

APA Citation

Basic Format for a Flat World eBook:

Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Date of publication). Title of document. Retrieved from http://URL

Example:

Tanner, J., & Raymond, M. (May 2012).Principles of marketing (Version 2.0 ed.). Retrieved from http://catalog.flatworldknowledge.com/catalog/editions/tanner_2-0-principles-of-marketing-2-0

Format for chapters in a Flat World eBook:

Author, A. A. (Year). Title of chapter. In B. B. Editor (Ed.), Title of book [E-reader version, if applicable] (pp. xxx–xxx). Retrieved from http://xxxxx

Example:

Tanner, J., & Raymond, M. (May 2012). Consumer Behavior. Principles of marketing (Version 2.0 ed.). Retrieved from http://catalog.flatworldknowledge.com/bookhub/reader/5229#fwk-133234-ch03

[Source: APA Style Blog]


MLA Citation

Basic Format for a Flat World eBook:

Lastname, Firstname. Title of Book. City of Publication: Publisher, Year of Publication. Medium of Publication.

Example:

Tanner, John F., and Raymond, Mary Anne. Principles of MarketingIrvington: Flat World Knowledge, 2012. Digital File.

[Source: MLA.org

Open Textbooks With Creativ Common Licenses

Open Textbooks with Creative Commons Licenses

"Title" by Author is licensed under CC BY 

Example:

 
*Links back to the actual video, the author/ uploader's profile page & the Creative Commons license page

Attribution Builder

The application linked below is:

  • to help you easily cite open material you find; as you fill out the form the application will automatically generate the attribution for you.
  • to cite only openly distributed work, such as work licensed by Creative Commons or released in the public domain.
  • to provide a default attribution statement. You’re welcome to modify the citation to make it more suitable to your needs.
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