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May 2, 2021

How do you cite a source in a paper?

How do you cite a source in a paper?

Using In-text Citations When citing sources in the body of your paper, list the author’s last name only (no initials) and the year the information was published. If you use a direct quote, add the page number to your citation, like this: (Dodge, 2008, p. 125).

How do I know what to cite in my research paper?

ALWAYS CITE, in the following cases:When you quote two or more words verbatim, or even one word if it is used in a way that is unique to the source. When you introduce facts that you have found in a source. When you paraphrase or summarize ideas, interpretations, or conclusions that you find in a source.

Do you cite every sentence?

If you are paraphrasing from one source throughout a paragraph, don’t worry about putting a citation after every sentence. Putting a citation at the end of the paragraph is fine (there should be at least one citation at the end of each paragraph if the material is paraphrased).

Do I have to cite common knowledge?

Do you have to cite common knowledge? Common knowledge does not need to be cited in your paper. However, to avoid plagiarism, you should be absolutely certain a piece of information is considered common knowledge before you omit the reference.

How many times can you reference one source?

It’s always better to cite 6 sources 4 times each than 1 source 24 times each, or 2 sources 12 times each. For that matter, it’s not good to cite 24 sources 1 time each in an undergrad essay.

How do you cite the same source in the same page?

If you consecutively cite the same source two or more times in a note (complete or shortened), you may use the word “Ibid” instead. Ibid is short for the Latin ibidem, which means “in the same place”. If you’re referencing the same source but different page, follow ‘Ibid’ with a comma and the new page number(s).