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Lake Effect Research Challenge: Citing Your Sources

Challenge Worksheet

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Section 1 Worksheet

Section 2 Worksheet

Section 3 Worksheet

Section 4 Worksheet

Section 5 Worksheet

Citing Your Sources

If you've already completed this section, please skip ahead to:

Why Cite

  • Helps prevent plagiarism
  • It's required for any research
  • To prove which resources you've used
  • Separate your ideas from the ideas of others
  • Gives your work credibility and authority

When to Cite

  • Whenever you quote, paraphrase, summarize or borrow ideas from the work of others
  • Any source or any format you borrow from

How to Cite

  • Keep track of your resources as you go. Author, title, and publication details are always needed.
  • Keep track of the quotes you use and which source they came from
  • Know what citation style your professor requires (example: MLA, APA, Chicago, etc.)
  • Layout of the citation varies by discipline and format of the cited work

 

For guidelines on citing sources using different styles, go to Citing Your Sources on the Library's Homepage.

If you're doing this for a class, you'll need to complete each of the following sections:

Books
Articles
Websites

Enrichment--Learn More About Plagiarism

Penfield Library's Good Learning Versus Plagiarism Tutorial will help you learn  more about  plagiarism.

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