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COMM2630: Public Speaking : Citing Sources

Honors, Expert to Novice

Why do I need to cite?

You must cite your source of information any time you use another person’s ideas, opinion or theory. You must also provide citations for any facts, statistics, graphs, or drawings that are not common knowledge. Quotations of another person's actual spoken or written word and paraphrases of another person's spoken or written words must also be cited.

For additional information about citing sources and avoiding plagiarism, please visit Purdue University's Online Writing Lab

 

Citing Sources

Style/Citation Guides

Check with your professor about what style/citation guide to follow for your assignments. APA and MLA are two of the most popular citation styles so check out some of the links below. 

APA (American Psychological Association) Style

MLA (Modern Language Association) Style

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