In a previous post, we described notes and bibliography citations. Today, we’ll describe a different citation system called “author-date” style. In author-date style, note citations appear in the text of your paper like
In previous posts, we’ve described why and how to cite the sources you quote in your paper. Today, we’ll show how to write the quotations themselves. There are two main ways to present quotations: (1) you can set off a long quotation as a block, or (2) you can
To cite a website or blog, list the author, title of the page or post, title or owner of the site, and the date it was posted, in that order. (If you can’t find one of those,
When you quote someone in a paper and cite a source for the quotation, you don’t normally write to the people you’re quoting to ask for permission; it’s enough simply to give them credit in a note. For images that you borrow (photos, paintings, drawings), the rules are different. There are laws that require users to get permission…
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, . . .
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 . . .