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Citation Basics:

  • Citation means crediting information from a source that you used in your research and writing. When you cite, you are giving some identifying information about the source you used.

  • Citation has 2 aspects; you must do BOTH:

  1. Rewrite ideas from the source (change words and sentence structure) OR provide a direct quotation ("...using quotes").

  2. Give credit to the information source. You must do this even if you put the information in your own words.

  • A variety of citation styles exist for different fields of study. For this project, use MLA 8 citation style with footnotes.

Citation Generators:

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