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Citations: Core Concepts for Integrity and Citation Practices

How does A, T, P help you evaluate your sources, and explore your field?

Author: Who is Your Source?

The author is the source, not the text object. Relevant credentials and experience of an author can lend credibility and authority to what they have to say.

The author is likely to be member of the community, and to have made other contributions to the conversations in that discipline.

Title: What is Your Item About and How is it Useful?

The title usually describes the content of the work well enough to stir up your interest.

A title will often try to place the work into the context of broader conversations, perhaps with reference to controversies, methodologies or theories.

Publication Information: Where do Your Sources Speak?

Does the journal, publisher or website have a reputation or present reputable backing and support?

Is the venue a place frequented and commented on by members of your discipline?

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