Citing: When, Why & HowConducting research for an academic paper is a process of exploration and learning. In acknowledging the sources you’ve used for your research, you reveal the path you took to land at your conclusion – and give credit where credit is due.
Plagiarism is a serious academic issue that occurs when sources are not cited properly. It can happen intentionally or unintentionally, but plagiarism can be avoided by understanding when and how to cite your sources.
Why to Cite?
How to Cite
Identify what style you should use and follow the established citation guidelines:
- Chapter in a book
- Article (scholarly, newspaper or magazine)
- Review (book, movie or music)
- Video or audio recording
Zotero is a powerful, easy-to-use research tool that helps you gather, organize and analyze sources and then share the results of your research.
- How to install Zotero
- How to store citations in Zotero
- How to organize sources in your Zotero library
- Using Zotero to cite your sources while you write
- Backing up your Zotero library and sharing resources
Microsoft Word includes a citation builder that allows you to cite sources while working on a document.
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