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MCOM 186: Media Inquiry (Feliciano Ortiz) Spring 2022-03 and -04

Citation Guides

It is important to include appropriate citation in your paper. This link will take you to the library's guide to various citation styles.  You are also welcome to pick up a print guide for APA style at the Reference Desk.

Using the automatic citation-makers can be convenient, however they are not always correct!  It is very important to make sure that all of the information is in the right order, format, and is spelled correctly.  Make sure to double-check!  The example below shows where all of the citation information can be found in a typical article:

Labeled example of an article and where to find the citation information

Keeping Track of your Sources: Zotero

If you're looking for a "free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share your research," I would highly recommend checking out Zotero!  As with any citation manager, it is crucial that you double-check the accuracy of the citations, as it is not always mistake-free.  Check out this helpful Zotero guide for more information!

Keeping Track of Your Sources: Milne Search

If you use the default Milne Search, make sure to Sign In using your SUNY Oneonta logon.

Once signed in (double-check that your name appears in the top right!), you can:

Save Query, which allows you to save a search to a favorites list

Pin Results, which  allows you to save certain items to your favorites (which can later be organized into folders)

See your Search History, which provides a detailed record of past searches

Tip: Before you pin a result or save a query, make sure that you are signed in first, or else all pins and saves will be lost :(

Other Ways to Keep Track of Your Sources

Most databases allow you to save or email permalinks.  If you choose this option, you might want to save all of these to one single Word (or other) document so that they are all in one place.

The example below shows options for the Milne Search:

Screenshot of Milne Search with captions