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Citing Sources: Documenting Your Research

For many students the most frustrating part of writing a paper occurs when they try to cite sources. It takes time to collect, organize, and use research properly, and it can be difficult to decide which is the exact format required to cite specific materials. Check out these segments to find out why you need to cite sources, what to cite, when to cite, and finally, how to cite.

Highlights in this Segment:

Why Cite?

In this segment, learn why it is important to cite your sources.

What to Cite?

Do you know what to cite? If not, read on.

When to Cite?

Knowing when to cite a source is critical; learn about it in this segment.

How to Cite?

In this segment we’ll show you the basics of how to cite a source.

Test Your Knowledge

After you have read the information in this section quiz yourself about citing sources.

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