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What You Need to Know About Citation

Citation is stating where you got your information.

The reasons you cite:

  • To give credit where credit is due – to avoid plagiarizing
  • To give information about a source so people (i.e. your instructor) can find it

You need to cite:

  • In the paper (in-text citations)
  • At the end (reference list)

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Sample citations

ERIC document

Beswick, D., Chuprina, J.B. (2002). Investigating self-directed learning in culture, learning styles and creativity. Retrieved              from ERIC database (ED473804).

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