10 item bibliography formatted in either APA 7th edition or MLA 8th edition citation style.
The purpose of the final is for you to demonstrate that you are a proficient researcher able to locate, select and cite credible information resources relevant to your research topic.
Selecting Your Resources
You will complete a citation of 10 different information resources. I want you to demonstrate your knowledge of all types of information resources covered in this course; therefore, the citations must meet the requirements of the grading rubric. In other words, you cannot give me 10 sources from a Google search. You have to choose sources based on the requirements assigned by the following rubric.
1 Print Book: must be selected using the Saddleback Catalog or you must get prior approval to use a print book from another library’s catalog.
1 E-Book: must be selected using a Saddleback library that includes ebooks.
3 Peer Reviewed (Scholarly) Articles: must be selected using the Saddleback Databases.
2 Newspaper Articles: must be selected using the Saddleback Databases.
2 Credible Websites: must be selected using the skills you learned to find credible websites. Do not use the Saddleback library resources for these selections. Do not pick a PDF file of an article without evaluating and identifying the open website that hosts the article.
1 Resource of your choice: may be selected from library resources or an open web search; however, it must meet the standard of research appropriate. This could be a book, website, or article; however, all resources must available in full-text citations.
It is important that you are consistent in formatting your citations. For the final, you may choose to use MLA 8th edition or APA 7th edition. You must choose one style and stay with that style. It is not acceptable when creating citations to switch up styles.
You must tell me which citation style you are using by including it in the title of your bibliography, for example:
Works Cited MLA 8th Edition.
Bibliography Format Requirements:
- There must be a header that includes your name, class information, and date.
- There must be a title: Works Cited (MLA) or References (APA) as appropriate with citation style.
- Your selected research topic must be listed at the top of the page below the title.
- Bibliography must be double-spaced, 12 points, Times New Roman Font, black ink.
- Citations must be completed in MLA 8th edition or APA 7th edition format.
- Citations must be arranged in alphabetical order.
- Use a hanging indent for citations that run over one line in length.
- Spelling and grammar count. Be sure to proof read the bibliography for errors.
I highly recommend looking at examples of bibliographies. Be sure to consult the resources available to you for citation assistance including the Saddleback MLA Citation Guide, the Saddleback APA Citation Guide and other sources you learned about throughout the course such as OWL Purdue Online Writing Lab. Remember, citations are available in the Saddleback catalog and databases; however, you are ultimately responsible for ensuring the citation is in a correct and consistent format.
For each citation, I will look for the following elements.
- Did scholar select resources relevant to approved topic?
- Did scholar select resources that are credible?
- Did scholar select resource types (book, peer reviewed) according to the assignment instructions?
- Is scholar’s citation style consistent and in selected format?
- Did scholar use punctuation, italic, quotation marks, as required by the citation style?
- Are there spelling errors or any other errors inconsistent with citation style or assignment instructions? (Substantial points will be deducted for failing to follow assignment instructions.