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FYS 100 (23): Jazz and the Beat Generation: Writing and Citing

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Paraphrasing

Citing a source from which you have quoted seems pretty straightforward, but most use of research material involves paraphrasing--putting the other author's text into your own words. Doing this legitimately involves genuine mental effort, first to make sure you really understand what was said and then to accurately represent that meaning without using the words of the original author (with the exception of technical terms). The links below suggest some of the most effective way to make sure you are fulfilling that obligation.

MLA Quick Citing

Quick citing tools can help you get started, but ALWAYS check the Style Guides for specifics as you are responsible for accurately citing your sources.

(Click on Zotero tab for full Zotero options and Help)

 

MLA quick cite only.  You must register (free) to quick cite with other styles:

  • First click the blue “Sign up for EasyBib EDU” button on www.easybib.com/register
  • Then enter in the school’s coupon code - UniRichmond210

MLA Citing (McMasters Library)

Avoid Plagiarism

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