In this little review we will seek to present the basics of citations. Whether APA, Turabian, or MLA; whether theology or medicine, English literature, or Microbiology, our assertions, quotations, and ideas or concepts borrowed, must be cited. The pool of references must be evaluated for trustworthiness. Some are authoritative. Others are not, Wikipedia, for example, is never, ever a candidate for being a reference (although reading the sources can help create a "footnote trail" that leads to valid references).
So, what are the best references?
"Peer-review, schmere-review: What does it really mean?" We will provide definitions of a few references.
Finally, we will introduce "The Tree of Citations."
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