Resources for written reports and oral presentations
- Proper citations are a hallmark of any solidly written report,
and are often useful in other forms of publications.
to cite (2022) refers to several style guides; pick a
suitable style and use it consistently. Also see
not to Plagiarize (2009).
- If your report or presentation uses an active format such as PDF
or HTML, URLs in citations should be clickable.
- For citations, submit a working link to a freely-readable
copy if available, and also submit a working link to a URL based on
object identifiers (DOIs) if available.
For more about DOIs, see
is a persistent URL? What is a DOI?.
Here is an example citation
- Kotti Z, Galanopoulou R, Spinellis D.
for Software Engineering: A Tertiary Study.
ACM Comput Surv. 2023;55(12):256.
Breaking this citation down:
Not every source is published in a scholarly paper, and citations
to less-formal sources need not contain so much detail. However,
the idea is the same: let the reader know how to easily get the
material if its URL works, or even if its URL becomes broken in
the future (as too many do).