provide citation information for each of your sources
summarize the source
evaluate the source
explain how the source contributes to your research
When To Cite
When to Cite
You should cite when:
You use or describe specific information you have taken from a source: (as Andrea del Verrocio's pupil Leonardo da Vinci studied in a collaborative environment, sometimes even working with Verrocio himself (Shneiderman, 112).)
You refer to a theory or idea from a source: (Shneiderman believes that collaborative learning increases positive outcomes(224).
You include any image (picture, table, graph) from a source.
You don't need to cite when:
The information you use is common knowledge (There are two types of elephants, Asian and African).
The information you use can be easily found and verified by most people (Abraham Lincoln was 56 years old when he was assassinated)
Annotations are a way for you to organize your thoughts about your research; they are also a way for others to see the direction you are taking and enter into a conversation with you about the importance of your ideas!