research on a topic you may use information from articles, books,
or the Internet to support your ideas. However, you must credit the
original authors of these sources by citing them. To cite means
that you state where you found the information so that others
can find the exact item again. In this way we build upon the ideas
and knowledge of other people.
To make it easier to cite your sources, do the following
while conducting research:
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Take clear, accurate notes about where you found specific
Always credit authors for their information and ideas
Note the complete citation for each item you use.
Be careful to properly indicate any quoted material.