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English 205: Business Writing: Step 4: Cite Sources

For students working on Eng205 research reports

* Research Activity

1:  Review the boxes and video on this page.

2:  Complete the Step 4 Tasks on the Eng205 Library Research Activity.

Why is it Important to Cite Your Sources?

Presenting someone else's work as your own is considered plagiarism even if it is done inadvertently.

Honest, ethical, academic work is expected at all levels of higher education. See the Academic Misconduct section of the online Student Handbook published by the UWM Dean of Students Office.

Tools for Help with Citing Sources

Here is a selection of useful websites and tools that provide guidance in properly citing sources in various styles, such as MLA, APA, Chicago, etc.

Note:  Before using any of these, make sure to check with your instructor as to which tools, if any, are either required or not allowed to be used for your specific assignment.

Demo of Quick Citation Tools

This video demonstrates how to use the Purdue OWL site as well as the "cite" function offered in some of the article databases.

Note:  Before using either, make sure to check with your instructor as to whether these tools are allowed.