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Citation Basics

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This tutorial covers the basics of getting started with proper citation practice, including why we cite, how to cite (including paraphrasing, summarizing, and using direct quotes), and the general rules of the major citation styles.
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Material Type: Tutorial
Technical Format: Video
Date Added to MERLOT: August 06, 2009
Date Modified in MERLOT: February 20, 2016
Submitter: Ilka Datig
Keywords: Information Literacy, Citation, Plagiarism


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Primary Audience: College General Ed, College Lower Division, High School
Mobile Compatibility: Not specified at this time
Language: English
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Avatar for Sally Robertson
7 years ago

Sally Robertson (Librarian)

This tutorial does a very good job of explaining the different types of citations and why and when you should cite. It also tells what "common knowledge" is.

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