When to Cite Tutorial

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This tutorial was developed by the SSU Library Instructional Unit. It lets you test your knowledge on what should be cited and what should not be cited.

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When to Cite Tutorial

  1. 1. A presentation of the Instructional Unit of the Sacramento State University Library
  2. 2.  That is the question many students have.  In general, cite the sources of…  Dates, statistics, and other numerical data.  Facts, especially if someone might dispute them.  Specific information.  Information that is new to you.  Direct quotes.
  3. 3.  The following slides provide examples of when you need to cite and when you don’t.  Read each example, consider whether or not you would cite the source of the information, and then choose your answer by clicking Cite or No Need to Cite.
  4. 4.  1. As of 2012, the largest wind turbine in the world will be located in California.  Cite  No Need to Cite
  5. 5.  Vitamin deficiencies can cause a variety of health problems.  Cite  No need to cite
  6. 6.  A recent review of medical literature concluded that “regular vitamin C consumption may reduce the duration but not the severity of cold symptoms.”  Cite  No need to cite
  7. 7.  English is one of the easiest college majors.  Cite  No need to cite
  8. 8.  When surveyed by the National Teachers’ Association, high school English teachers indicated high job satisfaction despite feeling overworked and underpaid.  Cite  No need to cite
  9. 9.  The United States government considers a family of four to be living in poverty if the annual household income is less than $22,314.  Cite  No need to cite
  10. 10.  Steve Jobs holds 245 U.S. patents.  Cite  No need to cite
  11. 11.  Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) is an effective fever reducer.  Cite  No need to cite
  12. 12.  Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) and acetaminophen (Tylenol) are effective pain relievers for babies who are teething.  Cite  No need to cite
  13. 13.  “Nurses, in general, find their work rewarding and challenging.”  Cite  No need to cite

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