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Persuasive Essays: Citing Resources

Should I cite this? Questions to ask yourself..

Citing decision flowchart from Cardiff University Information Services

Image from the Cardiff University Information Services page at http://sites.cardiff.ac.uk/ilrb/resource/citingflowchart/

Citation Maker Tools

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

Why Cite????

  • to acknowledge the information you used (and did not create yourself)
  • to acknowledge the cited author's experise,
  • 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 a couple of short videos on the subject of citing:

 

All About Citing

Additional guides with examples.

A reminder: CSM library databases contain citations to all the articles available there...just look for the "cite" or "email" on the search results pages!