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Citing Your Sources
Why Cite Your Sources?
- To show readers that you have done your research
- To give credit to others for the work they have done
- To provide readers the ability to check your sources if there are questions
- To point the way for others to build on your work
What Should You Cite?
- Anything that has been created by someone other than you that is in a fixed format, including books, articles, newspapers, photographs, music, movies, software, and things you find on the internet, including restatement of ideas and direct quotes
- Your own work previously published or submitted for course work -- check with your professor before reusing your work
What Is Included in a Citation?
- In the body include the source of the idea or quotation using the style formatting for one of the following
- Turabian full-note 9th edition
- Chicago Manual of Style full-note 17th edition
- APA 7th edition
- SBL Handbook of Style 2nd edition
- After the body include Bibliography or Works Cited pages that reference all works cited in the body
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