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GEOL 115: Earth Systems and Climate Change

What is a Citation?

A citation is a reference in your writing to an idea from another author's material that you have quoted, paraphrased, or summarized.

Why cite?

1. Allows the reader of your writing to know the resources you used

2. Gives credit to the original author

3. To avoid plagiarism

Citation Help

Need help with your citations? Use this guide to help you format your resources correctly.

Science Communication