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Using Sources

What do instructors mean when they talk about citations? What are references and how are they different? Why is my instructor telling me that I need to provide sources for my assignment? 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, language and explanations
  • Integrating sources - paraphrasing, summarizing and quoting
  • Mechanics of APA, MLA and other styles
  • Avoiding Plagiarism

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