Although ideally you will cite more than one source in your research paper, there are times when a single source dominates, and you find yourself referring to it or quoting it repeatedly. Does that mean you have to cite that source in full in a footnote (or endnote) every time?
If everything in a paragraph of your paper is from the same source, then cite that source at the end of the paragraph. If you have more than one source for the information in that paragraph, . . .
CMOS: “When people borrow copyrighted material without permission for casual, nonprofit use, such as in a blog post or lecture or slide show, are they doing something illegal?” Aufderheide: “Not necessarily . . .”
Add a note citing a source (1) whenever you write something that isn’t common knowledge and (2) whenever you . . .
If you were an expert on your paper topic, you could be your own source of information. But assuming you’re not an expert, you will have to do some reading, write what you learned, and keep track of the books or articles or websites where you got your facts or quotes . . .
A note tells where you learned something you wrote in your paper. Every time you quote someone or mention a fact that needs backing up . . .
Almost. Turabian is the student version of Chicago. It’s aimed at high school and college students . . .
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Quotations permeate our life and our work, whether formally used in a research paper or informally tacked to an inspiration board. But making sure that a source actually spoke or penned those exact words can be tough. Sara Bader is making it her mission to compile and verify the quotes of the world via her…