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CITATION GUIDE

1. ALL material taken from a source must be cited.
2. In text references
a. You must have references in the text of the paper.
b. You may use either of the major styles—parenthetical references or foot/endnotes. c. References are placed AFTER the material cited, not before. 3. If you paraphrase, i.e., take the information from the source and put it in your own words a. You must cite the source even though you put the information in your own words b. If you paraphrase large sections, put a reference at the end of every paragraph that you paraphrase 4. If you quote, i.e., cite the source word for word

a. The quotation (word for word use of the source) must be in quotation marks b. The reference must be given immediately following the quotation; you may not wait until the end of the paragraph c. Lengthy quotations, those 50 words or longer, should be indented and single spaced with a reference provided immediately. 5. Regardless of the method of in-text citation you use, you must include a works cited page a. Works cited should be alphabetized by author or title/sponsor of the website b. For web references, provide the complete url in your reference, either in the works cited or in the in-text citation

These are the guidelines that you are expected to follow in all written work. If there is anything you do not understand, it is your responsibility to ask the question. There should be no excuses for failure to follow these guidelines. FAILURE TO ABIDE BY THESE GUIDELINES WILL RESULT IN, AT BEST, AN AUTOMATIC F ON THE PAPER
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