What am I legally required to cite in my digital assignment?
According to the Copyright Act, you must cite the sources (images, videos, books, websites, etc.) that you used in your digital assignment (29.21(1)(b)). You must cite the source (where you got the information from) and the creator of the content (if available). You must also make sure that any copyrighted materials you used in your assignment meet the conditions set out in section 29.21 of the Copyright Act. For a list of conditions and more information, please visit: http://studentcopyright.wordpress.com/mashups/
What citation style do I use for the sources in my digital assignment?
There is no one required citation style, so please defer to your instructor's directions and citation style preference.
Where do I list the sources for my digital assignment?
Seneca Libraries has the following recommendations for how to organize your list of sources for digital assignments. Please check with your instructor first:
List your sources in a credits screen at the end of the video.
If possible list your sources at the bottom or side of the image (example). Otherwise, include a list of citations alongside the image where ever it’s uploaded (e.g. Flickr, Blackboard).
Powerpoint you create: List your sources in a slide at the end of the Powerpoint presentation, with in-text citations throughout your presentation as applicable. You could also provide a print copy of the sources you used to those attending your presentation.
Websites you create:
If you don't receive specific instructions from your instructor, try to include your citations in a way that doesn't impact the design of your digital assignment.
This guide is used/adapted with the permission of Seneca College Libraries.