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Citation: A (Very) Brief Introduction
Published on July 23, 2014
Are you using:
|Your own independent material|
|Someone else's own independent material|
You must acknowledge someone else's material.
|Do all quotations exactly match their sources? Check!|
|Have you inserted quotation marks around quotations that are run into your text?|
|Have you shown omissions with ellipsis marks and additions with brackets?|
|Does every quotation have a source citation?|
Paraphrases and Summaries:
Have you used your own words and sentence structures for every paraphrase and summary? If not, use quotation marks around the original author’s words.
|Does every paraphrase and summary have a source citation?|
|Have you obtained any necessary permission to use someone else’s material on your Web site?|
|Have you acknowledged every use of someone else’s material in the
place where you use it?
|Does your list of works cited include all the sources you have used?|
Checklist content borrowed from: Fowler, Ramsey H. and Jane I. Aaron. The Little, Brown Handbook. New York:
Pearson Education, Inc., 2004. http://wps.ablongman.com/long_fowler_lbh_9/