Writing and Publishing: Resources for Researchers and Scholars

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Checklist for Undergraduate Honors Thesis Citations

Checklist for Undergraduate Honors Thesis Citations

 

Citation Style

What citation style am I using? Helpful Hint: The Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL) provides guides for APA, Chicago, and MLA. 

Do I apply the style consistently throughout the thesis?

Does each citation in my bibliography or list of references contain all the necessary elements, e.g. author, title, publication date?  Are these elements in the correct order and punctuated properly?

Do I include every source mentioned in a footnote, an endnote, or a parenthetical citation (which one of these three depends on the style I'm using) in my bibliography or list of references?

 

Quotations

Do I directly quote any of my sources? Do I use quotation marks? Do I include a footnote, an endnote, or a parenthetical citation (which one of these three depends on the style I'm using) giving the source from which I quote?

 

Images

Do I supply a caption for each image?  If I did not create an image myself, do I include a credit line with a citation for the source where I found it?

 

Figures

Do I give each figure a title? Do I supply a caption for each?  If I did not draw a figure myself, do I include a credit line with a citation for the source where I found it?

 

Tables

Do I give each table a title? Do I supply a caption for each?  If I did not construct a table myself, do I include a credit line with a citation for the source where I found it?  If I did not generate the data in a table myself, do I include a credit line with a citation for the source where I found the data?

 

Herr, 4/24/2019