Can you reference yourself in a research paper?
If you have made a point or conducted research in one paper that you would like to build on in a later paper, you must cite yourself, just as you would cite the work of others. For another perspective on self-citation, see Matt’s blog post, “The Northwest Passage, or Why You Should Cite Yourself Only Sparingly.”
Can you cite personal experience?
Unfortunately, personal experience is not something you can cite in an academic paper. First, let’s think about this question in terms of the purpose of the reference list, which is retrievability of the source for the reader. With personal experience, there is nothing for the reader to retrieveergo, no citation.
How do you cite yourself in an essay?
Bottom Line: When citing yourself, in whichever style you are utilizing, cite in-text citations to identify yourself as the author. On your Works Cited Page (MLA) or Reference List (APA), identify yourself as the author using the format for an unpublished paper (or published, if you have published it!)
Can you use personal anecdotes in a research paper?
It’s natural to think of a personal anecdote as an introduction to a personal narrative, but stories and anecdotes can be effective introductions to any kind of paper. The following anecdote introduces a research paper on vegetarian and vegan diets.