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Research Process: Getting Started: 5. Citing Sources

A guide to assist students in conducting research using the wide variety of information sources available to them.

Citing Sources

Once you have gathered and read your sources of information, you are ready to begin writing your paper. An important thing to remember while you are writing is that you must give credit to the sources from which you obtained information.

In this section, you will:

  1. Understand why it is important to cite sources.
  2. Be familiar with different citation styles.