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Contemporary Art: Citing Sources

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Why We Cite

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

  • demonstrate the research path someone took to develop an idea and
  • 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
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