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Getting Organized

Before you start your research, it is important for you and your team to determine how you will keep track of the resources you find and how you will manage your citations. As a team, decide which citation manager you will use and commit to it. See the box below to learn more about the different citation managers you can choose from. 

Citation Managers

Here are a few of the citation managers that your team may choose to use:

APA

Citations in IQP papers are written in APA format. Here are some resources to help you get started with APA (or to give you a refresher):

For more resources, check out the Citing Sources Guide.

How to Cite an IQP or MQP

Print

Dunn, K. A., Hands, M. D., & Lloyd, N. M. (2004). Feasibility of 
           Kablejou Aquaculture in Namibia.
 Unpublished Interactive Qualifying Project. 
           Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

Electronic

Frey, J. P., Kendrick, R., Lowell, J. M., & Rothermel, J. M. (2006). Energy
            Profiling for Off-Grid Energization Solutions in Namibia
 (Undergraduate 
            Interactive Qualifying Project No. E-project-050307-071942). Retrieved 
            from Worcester Polytechnic Institute Electronic Projects Collection:
            http://www.wpi.edu/Pubs/E-project/Available/E-project-050307-071942

 

Scanned

Sansoucie, J. W., Ellsworth, E. M., Doyon, S. & Arnal, K. L. (2005). Opportunities 
           a
nd Challenges for the Advancement of Citizen Science Programs.  (Undergraduate 
           Interactive Qualifying Project No. 05D167I). Retrieved from 
           Worcester Polytechnic Institute Scanned Projects Collection:
           http://www.wpi.edu/Pubs/E-project/Scanned/
05D167I/05D167I.pdf

How to Cite an Image

Basic Format for an electronic image:

  • Last name, First initial. (Year image was created). Title of work [Type of work]. Retrieved from www.somewebsite.com 

Note: If you can only find the screen name of an author, use that as the author's name. Maintain the formatting of the screen name. For example, if a screen name is in all lower case, keep the name in lower case in your citations. 

   ~ Example: 

           Two orange cats sleeping next to each other

This photo is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic License. A human readable summary of the license can be found here

 

Navigating Copyright for Reproduced Images

The APA Style Blog takes you through the four steps of navigating copyright for reproduced images:

  1. Understand the copyright status of the image.
  2. Determine whether permission is needed to reproduce the image.
  3. Secure permission to reproduce the image, if permission is needed. 
  4. Write the APA Style copyright statement and reference list entry for the image.