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Citing Resources: Citing Resources

Citing Resources

The Basics

All of the assignments you submit while at UW-Stout have to be all your own work. You will be expected to include additional material to support your research when creating a piece of academic writing.

When you include any material which is not your own work you need to acknowledge the source you have used in the form of an in-text citation, and also as an entry in a reference list.

Inclusion of additional material can take the form of a direct quote (citing) or the rewording of the original text (paraphrasing).

Failure to correctly identify sources you utilize in your work could open you up to accusations of plagiarism.

The purpose of this guide is to help you include citations in the body of your work and how to complete a reference list.