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Thursday, May 19 • 2:00pm - 2:20pm
Sources for citations: Creating in-depth citation assistants for APA and MLA

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Students have a notoriously difficult time citing sources. Citation generators are prone to user error, and online guides and tools are often text-heavy or difficult to navigate -- while few, if any, help users locate the data required for a complete citation. Originally shared at ALA Annual in 2017 and used over 3,500 times, the APA Assistant now addresses common problems including locating necessary information and setting a hanging indent. Given the success of the APA Assistant, this year we also introduced the new MLA Assistant! See how these tools were designed and share them with your students. 

Learning objectives:
Attendees will recognize the applications for the APA and MLA Assistant citation tools.
Attendees will be able to describe the value and use of the APA and MLA Assistant citation tools with students and other potential users.
Attendees will be able to share access to the APA and MLA Assistant citation tools, including embedding them in LibGuides.

You can access the resources described in the presentation at https://libguides.weber.edu/kispert/ula2022 -- including the presentation slides, links to the APA and MLA Assistants, embed codes for same, and captioned videos of the "How To" portion of the presentation. 

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Miranda Kispert

Science Librarian, Weber State University

Thursday May 19, 2022 2:00pm - 2:20pm MDT