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Computing & Software Systems (CSS): CSS 496: Applied Computing Capstone

Research Guide for Computer Systems & Software

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Technical Writing and Citation Styles

... from APA Style: Helpful Citation Resources

APA Style now has multiple possibilities for citing the kinds of resources you use in your capstone work: data sets, YouTube videos, online forums, online courses or MOOCs, and more. You may want to consider citing your sources in this style as it has guidelines for all of these.

Citation Management Tools

Your instructor recommends that you use Zotero to manage your citations in this class. Zotero (pronounced "zoh-TAIR-oh") is free software that helps you collect, manage, and cite research sources.

Zotero allows you to attach PDFs, notes, and images to your citations. It also allows you to organize them into collections for different projects, and create bibliographies using Word or other word processing software. 

Skills-Building Electronic Resources

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Savvy info consumers evaluate sources before citing or posting them...

Not all information is created equal. Remember: anyone with Internet access can publish on the Web. There is no editor, fact checker, or peer review process for the "free" content that is available on the visible Web.  

As scholars and information consumers, you must choose the best and most reliable information that meets your research needs. This linked guide provides several strategies for being a Savvy Information Consumer.

How to Evaluate Data and Statistics