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Documenting Your Research

You must document resources you use in papers and speeches, including electronic resources and World Wide Web sources. The reason for documentation is to credit the author and publisher for their original work and to enable your readers to consult the same sources you did. This also helps avoid plagiarism.

Your instructor will usually tell you which citation style to use to document your sources.