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You don’t need to use a citation when a common fact, statistic, etc. is found in all of your sources. For example:
The Civil War started in 1861.
Many farmers lost their land during the Dust Bowl.
The case Plessy vs. Ferguson established that facilities must be “separate but equal.”
#1-2 The basic citations: If you mention the author’s name: Smith says, “Quote Quote Quote” (105). If you don’t mention the author’s name: “ Quote Quote Quote” (Smith 105).
#5 An electronic source: Use the same format as a printed source: (Author page #) However, omit the page number if you don’t know it (i.e. you printed an Ebsco or SIRS article and not the original article)
#6 An unsigned work:
No author? Instead of the author’s name, put the first word of the article/book/website. For example:
Don’t use “a,” “an,” “the,” etc. - Use the first unique word. Also, if two of your sources have similar titles, put as much as the title as necessary to indicate which one it is.
When in doubt, use a citation. Citations are an essential part of any research paper and prevent any occurrences of plagiarism .
Use a citation every time you reference a source. One citation does not work if you take information from a source 10 times.
Your citations should be varied - take information from several difference places!