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Italian Studies: CITING

Guide for the study of Italian Language and Literature at Colby


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Use MLA style to create citations in the humanities.

"Why do we cite?"

Citations demonsatrate the research path someone took to develop and idea, and they offer information on related research resources.

"When do I need to cite?"

Of course you need to cite when you directly quote someone else, but don't forget to cite when you reference another person's ideas and when you outline someone else's argument or line of reasoning.

"Does Colby have an official policy on plagiarism?"

Definitely! Read up on Colby's Academic Honesty Policy here
And if you have questions, ask your professor or librarian.


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