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Using Sources

Why is my instructor telling me that I need to provide sources for my assignment? What do instructors mean when they talk about citations? What are references and how are they different? If any of these questions resonate then this is the guide for you!

This guide covers 4 main areas as they relate to citation:

  • Definitions and explanations
  • Integrating sources - paraphrasing, summarizing and quoting
  • Mechanics of APA, MLA and other styles
  • Avoiding Plagiarism

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