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Citing Sources in Digital Assignments: Seneca Libraries Recommendations

Best Practices for Citing Sources in a Digital Assignment 


See below for Seneca Libraries recommendations of where to cite your sources when you are creating digital assignments such as presentations, infographics, websites and videos. Always confirm assignment expectations with your instructor first.


General Recommendations


Citing information other than images

  • Name the source of information with a hyperlink to the source within brackets.


Citing images

  • Include the creator (omit if not available) and a hyperlink to where you found the image underneath the image.
  • If it looks too cluttered to have this information directly underneath the image, then provide it in one central place with all other image credits and include a title or short description so it is clear which image you are crediting.
  • For images with a Creative Commons license, see the “Attributing Sources” section of the Creative Commons page or the Wiki for best practices in attributing Creative Commons Sources for instructions on providing an image credit.
  • If an image website gives you the attribution note, you may copy and use their recommended attribution. For example:
sample attribution for Noun Project

Specific Recommendations

Recommendations for Images (Scroll down for recommendations about citing information)

Option 1: Crediting under image


List the creator (omit if not available) and a hyperlink to the source directly under the image.

Option 2: Crediting on end slide


List the title (or a short description of the image if the title is not available), the creator (omit if not available), and a hyperlink on an end slide labelled Image Credits.

Example:citing image in slide Example:citing sources at end of presentation

Recommendations for Information from a Source

Include in-text citation of source name with hyperlink to source, e.g. (National Post). You do not need to have an end slide with citations.

If you are citing information from a journal article, use the name of the journal as the source, and include a permalink to the article. (How do I find the permalink to an article?)

Example:

citing in text of presentation

Images

List a short description of the image, the creator (omit if not available), and a hyperlink to the source at the end/bottom of the infographic in a section called Sources.

List them in the order they appear in the infographic.

List both images and other information sources together in the same Sources section.


Information from a Source

List the title of the information in quotation marks (if title is not available, list a short description of the information, not in quotation marks), the source, and a hyperlink to the source at the end/bottom of the infographic in a section called Sources.

List them in the order they appear in the infographic. 

List both images and other information sources together in the same Sources section.

If you are citing information from a journal article, use the name of the journal as the source, and include a permalink to the article. (How do I find the permalink to an article?)

 
Example:

citing sources in infographic

Images

Option 1: Crediting under photo


List the creator (omit if not available) and a hyperlink to the source directly under the image.

Example: 

Option 2: Crediting at bottom of webpage or on a new tab/page


List a short description, the creator (omit if not available), and a hyperlink at the bottom of the webpage in a section called Image Credits, or on a new tab/page labelled Image Credits.

Example:

Attribution for images on a website image credits in separate webpage

 

Information from a source

Include in-text citation of source name with hyperlink to source.

If you are citing information from a journal article, use the name of the journal as the source, and include a permalink to the article. (How do I find the permalink to an article?)

Example:

Citing information on a website

Images

List a short description, the creator (omit if not available), and a link at the end of the video on a screen called Image Credits.


Information from a Source

List the title of the information in quotation marks (if title is not available, list a short description of the information, not in quotation marks), the source, and hyperlink at the end of the video on a screen called Sources.

If you are citing information from a journal article, use the name of the journal as the source, and include a permalink to the article. (How do I find the permalink to an article?)

 
Example:

citing information sources in video

Images

List the title (or a short description of the image if the title is not available), the creator (omit if not available), and a hyperlink in a separate document called Image Credits.

List them in the order they appear in the infographic, if possible.

The image credits appear on a separate document from the photo collage so as not to distract from the aesthetics of the photo collage.

Example:

Images

List the title (or a short description of the image if the title is not available), the creator (omit if not available), and a hyperlink in the caption in a section called Image Credits.

Example:

Creative Commons License This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.