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Research: From selecting a topic to writing the bibliography

Use this guide for assistance with all aspects of the research process.

Why cite?

There are several reasons why it is important to cite your sources properly.

  • It is important to give credit to the person or group who discovered or created that information.
  • It allows your reader to find the source later if she wants to read it herself.
  • Citing experts gives credibility to the argument of your paper.
  • Proper citing indicates that you did a thorough job researching your topic.

Organize Your Research

Citation Managers let you

  • Import citations from the catalog and databases
  • Store and organize citations
  • Add research notes
  • Format in-text citations
  • Create bibliographies in different citation styles

Citation Style Guides show you how to

  • Document the sources you are using in your work
  • Create citations manually for all types of sources
  • Embed quotations and paraphrases properly in your text
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