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DAN 336: Dance History

This subject guide will assist you in finding books, journal articles, and websites, as well as assist you in developing your research skills using the recommended resources.


The Research Process: Citing Sources


What is a Citation?

A citation is a reference to the source of an idea or piece of information. Your citation should allow anyone who sees your reference list to be able to find the original source. Typically, citations include information such as author, title, date, website, etc.

Why Cite?

*To show where you found your information

*To give credit to the author or creator whose ideas you are using

*To add credibility and support to your own argument

*To respect copyright


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