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COMM4450 Interpersonal Communication Capstone: Citing and Organizing Sources

This guide provides an overview of resources that will be useful for completing your capstone project.

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

Most Communication research courses will require you to use the APA Style for citing your sources. Here are some useful links: 



Organizing Your Sources

Most Library Databases provide an option to create an account within the database to store and share your articles. Simply look for a login link and follow the instructions. 

You can also download the ReadCube app from here: or or download from your favorite App store. 

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