Whenever you use someone’s words or ideas to support your own writing assignment, you need to give credit back to the original source. The following are some of the more common citation styles. Double check with your assignment/syllabus/instructor to make sure you're using the right citation style.
Also check out the Mardigian Library's Citation Sources page.
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