- Differentiate between sources that suit your purpose and those that don’t.
- Determine if an electronic source is trustworthy.
- Format a simple MLA or APA style bibliographic entry.
- Explain the importance of citation as an academic practice.
How do you gather background material on your topic? How can you tell a useful source from one that might lead you astray or provide inaccurate information, especially on the internet, where anyone can publish anything? And once you’ve located a trustworthy source, how do you credit it in your own bibliographical list of sources? Is citation even a big deal anymore, anyhow?