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FNDS 1202: Democratizing Democracy

Format your Paper and Bibliography

Whenever you use someone’s words or ideas to support your own writing assignment, you need to give credit back to the original source. In composition courses we do this with citations. The sources below will outline how to properly cite sources to give credit where credit is due. Remember, anytime you directly quote or paraphrase someone else's words or ideas you need to cite them.

There are many different types of citation styles. Double check your course assignments and syllabus to see which one of the following are preferred for this course!

Citation Resources Recommended by the Mardigian

Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL) - Provides research and citation guidance

Most common citation styles:

Writing Resources

UM-Dearborn Writing Center

Please contact the UM-Dearborn Writing Center for help in all stages of the writing process. Set up an appointment with them today!

UW-Madison Writer's Handbook

Full of helpful writing techniques and examples! They cover the Writing Process and Structure, Improving Your Writing Skills, Grammar and Punctuation, and How to Cite References In Your Paper.

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