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When to cite:
- Citing your sources gives credit to other peoples' ideas and helps you avoid plagiarism.
- When to cite
How to cite:
- Citing sources involves referring to the sources in your paper, and creating a citation to the sources in a bibliography.
- There are different ways to cite sources, known as citation styles.
- Common styles include APA and MLA. Styles include the same elements (such as author, publisher, title, and publication year for books), but format the elements differently.
- Details are important! Order of elements, punctuation, capitalization, and spacing all count. Choose a style, find out its format, and use it accurately.
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- The library can assist you with Mendeley and Zotero
- For more information, see managing citations
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