PSC 352: Introduction to Comparative Politics (Nicoletti): Cite Your Sources

A selection of resources to help in the completion of the final research paper in Dr. Nicoletti's Comparative Politics course sections.

Why Should I Cite My Sources?

The primary reason to cite your sources is to avoid plagiarism and give proper credit to the original author or creator.  Other reasons for citing your sources:

  • Enables a reader to locate the sources you cited.
  • Demonstrates the accuracy and reliability of your information.
  • Shows the amount of research you’ve done.
  • Strengthens your work by lending outside support to your ideas.

Avoiding Plagiarism in Research Papers with Paraphrases & Quotations

Introduction to guest lecture on plagiarism, paraphrases, direct quotations and source citations for students at the UMUC (University of Maryland University College).  Uploaded to YouTube by on Mar 20, 2009

APSA Syle Manual for Political Science

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