Many databases have a "cite button" that will give you citation information.
Do not wait until the last minute, as this often leads to careless mistakes. Plan ahead and stay organized.
Keep Track of Your Sources
As you conduct your search save any pieces of information you plan to use. Either print them or save them.
Take Good Notes
Keep a list of all the sources you consult, including page numbers and web addresses. It's easier to delete something you don't use than to have to try to find something again later.
Ask For Help
If you have a question about using sources in your paper, ask your instructor or stop by the library for help.
In your research, you will need to understand how to interpret the citations you find in indexes and bibliographies, as well as how to cite sources in your own bibliographies.
A citation is a reference to a source of information. It should include enough identifying information, including such information as the author, title, and source, so that a reader can locate a copy of the item. Citations may reference any type of information including:
An important part of the writing process is keeping track of and citing the sources you have used during your research.
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