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LibGuide Author Style Guide: Atribution

Preferred practices for LibGuide authors

Reuse content ethically

All content in our LibGuides that is either quoted, paraphrased, or borrowed from an external source must me attributed to the original.

That way, we model high ethical standards when we re-use text, ideas, images, sound, and video.

Video

Include a title, author, and statement about licensing for each video you use.

Make your attribution a link to make it visible to the Link Checker tool.

Open Educational Resources (OER)

Photograph

Include a title, author, and statement about licensing for each photograph you use.

Make your attribution a link to make it visible to the Link Checker tool.

Bremerton, Washington aerial view

Text

Examples

The book summary below is enclosed in quotes, and the "--Publisher" at its end acknowledges its source.

The quote below uses APA to identify its source...

"Heading structure provides information about how a document is organized. Headings (h1, h2, h3, h4, etc.) are a vital component of building web-delivered content. Headings are not just for visual effect – they provide important clues as to how information on a web page is organized. Screen reader users can navigate web pages via headings, just as sighted users can skim a page by focusing on these headings, but it's important that headings be coded correctly and not just be text that is larger and bolder." (Comden, 2014)

...and the full APA citation appears in the sources page of this guide.