PSC 120: Government: US, State and Local (Dr. Nicoletti): Cite Your Sources

Helpful research materials that can be used to complete Policy Decision Memo assignment for Dr. Nicoletti's PSC 120 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.

Citation Style Guides

MLA Format

APA Format

Chicago Style

 

Citation Management

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

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