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Gender & Sexuality Studies Library Guide

Research tools and resources that support students in the Gender and Sexuality Studies program.

Citation: A (Very) Brief Introduction

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Why Cite?

Why should you properly cite your research?

  • Point out the conversation you are having with other scholars and their ideas.
  • Enhance the credibility of your own argument with supporting evidence.
  • Provide your reader with additional sources for further reading.
  • Give credit where credit is due.
  • To avoid plagiarism, a serious academic violation.

Popular Citation Styles

There are different ways to cite your sources. The style you use usually depends on the academic discipline in which you are engaged. Consult with your instructor to make sure that you use the most appropriate style.
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