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Citation Help   Tags: citing, evaluation, peer-reviewed, scholarly, writing  

Information on writing, evaluating sources, scholarly vs. popular articles, and citing your sources in APA, MLA, and Chicago/Turabian style.
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Why Cite?

Citing your sources may seem tedious, but it's important to cite because:

  • Citations allow others to find the information you used in your research paper.

  • They help establish the credibility of your research.

  • They acknowledge the work of other scholars who have made your own research possible.

  • And last but certainly not least, they help you avoid plagiarizing!

Style Manuals by Subject

  • Research and Documentation Online
    Provides an overview of how to document sources in four major academic disciplines: Humanities, Social Sciences, History, and Science.

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