Kim n. Kim, M n. Database items UNSW library offers students access to the full text of journals articles, newspapers, and other publications through searchable databases. Journals in full text databases are usually available via subscription by the library. Without even realizing it, you do it already in your everyday life in little ways. We do this because it gives credibility to what we say, but also because it credits the originator of the information and allows others to follow up if they need more information.
Formal citing done for papers and projects takes this a step further. In addition to the reasons mentioned above, citing sources in academia provides evidence of your research process and helps you avoid plagiarism. Plagiarism is a word you never want to hear describing your work.
What Are You Citing? Answering this question is usually the first step in creating a citation. Cite This For Me has you covered. How Does This Work? Many organizations maintain websites hosting information about the organization or about the field that they work in.
Some examples include commercial companies, universities, non-profit organizations, political groups, and government agencies. The reliability of these websites varies widely, as these organizations often use their websites to promote specific causes and may therefore emphasize only the facts and ideas that support their goals. But sometimes these organizations have the most comprehensive coverage of topics that pertain to them. If you are conscientious about identifying who sponsors the site, your reader will be better prepared to examine the material you present.
Websites hosted by university departments and programs would generally be considered reliable sources, especially in their areas of scholarly expertise.
More caution is warranted when the site discusses politics or issues of university governance. Be careful, too, to distinguish sites created by individual faculty members from those sponsored by the larger institution. Whenever possible, you should identify the author of the material you use from a website. This title is followed by the name of the main website, if there is one, and the name of the sponsoring organization. The final item is the date that you accessed the site. In that case, list by the title of the site—if there is one—or by the name of the organization.
Also note: You may notice that listing Internet sources often takes more time and care than listing print sources. APA: The horcrux of love.
An Image Including a Painting, Sculpture, or Photograph Provide the artist's name, the work of art italicized, the date of creation, the institution and city where the work is housed. Many scholarly journal articles found in databases include a DOI digital object identifier. In that case, list by the title of the site—if there is one—or by the name of the organization. APA: Martin, G. Illinois Supreme Court strikes down pension cuts. This title is followed by the name of the main website, if there is one, and the name of the sponsoring organization.
A Comment on a Website or Article List the username as the author. If the publisher is the same as the website name, only list it once. Include the date accessed if you deem necessary. Museo Nacional del Prado, www.