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How to Cite

In this module you will find information about the importance of citing, review citation styles, learn how to build citations, and discover citation support tools.

Top Tips

  • Why cite?Cite to give credit to others' work, and to prevent plagiarism.
  • Citations are pathways.Cite to provide a pathway back to the original source.
  • Use a discipline specific style.Use a citation style recommended in your course, or choose a discipline specific citation style.
  • Citation generators are a good start.Use a citation generator to jump start your citation process. Always double check auto-generated citations for errors.
  • Extensive research? Use a citation manager.Use a citation manager to keep track of extensive research.