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Racial Profiling: Citation

Quick guide to searching for resources on the related to racial profiling.

Citing Your 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

When and How to Cite

Use the boxes below to identify when and how to cite:


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      This Course Guide was adapted from a Subject Guide created by Abby Kasowitz-Scheer, Learning Commons Librarian at Syracuse University. 

      Citing Sources

      This guide provides quick access to examples and guidelines for some of the most frequently used citation styles. Select the tab for the style you need and take a look at some examples.

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      Remember: Always check with your professor or editor to determine if a particular style is required. 


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