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GO 255: African Politics: CITATION GUIDES

Developed for GO255: African Politics, Fall 2013

WHY WE CITE

Citations are an important part of the scholarly conversation. They...

  • demonstrate the research path someone took to develop an idea
  • help to relate that idea to readers.

Citations also offer leads for researchers to follow to other pertinent information sources.

WHEN TO CITE

  • When you directly quote someone else
  • When you reference another person's ideas
  • When you outline someone else's argument or line of reasoning

SAMPLE CITATIONS & STYLE INFORMATION

From Diana Hacker's Research & Documentation Online

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