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CHEM 1111 Library Research: Citing sources

Citing your sources

When you use the words or original ideas of another person in your writing, you need to document, or give credit to, the sources of those works or ideas. If exact words from the original are used, quotation marks are necessary. If you paraphrase or restate the idea in  your own words, quotation marks are not required, but the documentation of the source is still required. For this assignment you will most likely be using CSE-CS citation, although this may vary by instructor.

Pages 2-3 of your Lab Notes serve as a template to help you fill in the information you will need to create your citations. Most of our databases have a citation feature, but unfortunately not for CSE-CS. The closest citation style to CSE-CS is AMA, which we do have available on some of our library databases. 

You can refer to Citing Sources on the Library homepage for help with CSE-CS, or other citation styles. 

For more about why citations are important:

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Citation Styles - ACC Libraries

There are several specific styles of citations. The style you use depends on the disciplinary area of the subject. Your professor will tell you which style to use. Some styles used at ACC include:

Citing Works in CSE-CS Documentation Style - Additional Resources

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