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College Composition Collaboration Online

Selecting Resources for Distance Learning Students

Unit Overview

During this unit, you will:

  1. Review material about APA or MLA style, then take a quiz on the material.

IMPORTANT: There are both APA and MLA sections below. You need to review only one of them before taking the quiz.

  1. See how to use ZoteroBib to compile a References or Works Cited list.
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  2. Apply your knowledge by using ZoteroBib to create a References or Works Cited list for your project.

Prep Activities APA

1. If you are majoring in Business, Education, Allied Health, the Social Sciences, or choose to use APA because you already know it, review the materials below.

NOTE: There is a lot of overlap in the materials. By the time you review them, you should have a basic understanding of how to format your essay following APA guidelines, and also use in-text citations to refer to sources listed on a References list.

2. Take the Unit 4 Quiz.

Prep Activities MLA

1. If you are majoring in liberal arts or choose to use MLA style because you already know it, review the materials below.

NOTE: There is a lot of overlap in the materials. By the time you review them, you should have a basic understanding of how to format your essay following MLA guidelines, and also use in-text citations to refer to sources listed on a References list.

2. Take the Unit 4 Quiz.

Guided Activities

Application Activities

The units in this guide have asked you to find sources that will help you to answer your research question. In this unit, you will use ZotoroBib, which you learned about from the "Guided Activities" video and resources above, to create a Works Cited (MLA) or References (APA) list of the sources you have gathered for your research project. This list of sources will become a part of your research essay and will help you cite your sources while writing your research essay.

By the date specified in the Schedule of Assignments, post your Works Cited or References list to the Unit 4 forum

NOTE: It's fine if you know and want to use some other citation generator. Regardless of the generator you use, remember to always double-check it against the resources provided under "Prep Activities" to ensure the results are accurate.

WHAT ABOUT REPLIES TO PEERS?

For this unit, instead of replying to peers, submit your source list to Brainfuse for feedback.
You want to ask this question: Are my sources formatted correctly? Is everything in the right order?
Optionally, you can ask a librarian to provide feedback on your list.

Click here to see the many ways to contact a librarian.