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American Dream - Social Mobility

This research guide will help students find resources about the "American Dream" - social and economic mobility in the United States.

Citation Maker Tools and Guides

NoodleTools is an online tool that helps you create citations and reference lists step-by-step. Try it, you'll like it!

The CSM Librarians created detailed guides on how to cite.

Should I cite this? Questions to ask yourself..

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Why Cite????

  • to acknowledge the information you used (and did not create yourself)
  • to acknowledge the cited author's expertise (on which you relied writing your essay...),
  • to allow the reader to find the source you are referencing and
  • to enable her to use the references as a starting point for her own research.

Compare citing to "assist" in soccer (or another sport): record is kept (statistics) and rewards follow (recognition, remuneration..)

See these short videos on the subject of citing:

Plagiarism

Plagiarism, according to Encyclopedia Britannica, is " the act of taking the writings of another person and passing them off as one’s own". College of San Mateo has an explicit policy about plagiarism. Citing and plagiarism are linked. Follow the links below to learn what do you know about plagiarism so far.