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- Using Research Sources (Hamilton College)
- “The use of evidence from outside sources is crucial for the successful development of an argument in a research paper. It is important, however, to use your evidence wisely so that your argument is not buried under a flood of other writers’ ideas.”
- Introduction to Using Source Materials (U Richmond)
- Introduction to styles of citation, plagiarism.
- Avoiding Plagiarism (Hamilton College)
- Using Paraphrases (U Richmond)
- “Paraphrases restate another person’s ideas using your own words and your own sentence structures. Like direct quotes, they must be credited to their sources; to fail to do so constitutes plagiarism.”
- Quoting & Paraphrasing (U Wisconsin-Madison)
- Paraphrasing, summarizing, quoting and plagiarism.
- Creative Use of Sources (U Richmond)
- How to use sources in more creative ways than just by direct quotation.
- Incorporating Quotations (U Richmond)
- Effective Direct Quotes (U Richmond)
- Integrating Quotations into a Literary Analysis Paper (U Wisconsin-Madison)
- Extensive discussion of the use of quotations to emphasize your ideas, including the mechanics of incorporating quotations into sentences, indention, punctuation, documentation (citation).
- Note that almost all the OWLs have extensive sections on styles of citation. This is just a small sample. Jump to the list of OWLs to visit them.
- Documentation Styles (U Wisconsin-Madison)
- Introduction to the various styles of citing sources, including American Political Science Association (APSA), American Psychological Association (APA), Chicago/Turabian, Council of Biology Editors (CBE), Modern Language Association (MLA), Numbered References .
- MLA Documentation
- General introduction to the MLA citation style for print sources.
- Guide to Turabian’s Manual for Writers (U Richmond)
- General introduction to the Turabian style of citation and writing.
- APA Documentation (U Richmond)
- Not a detailed explanation of specific citation, but an overview of when APA is used and generally what it attempts to do with citations.
- Citing Electronic Resources (Internet Public Library)
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