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COMM 3100: Foundations of Media Industries

Citing Sources

APA Style Guides

Guides to Research and Writing

When to Cite Sources

You must cite a source in all of the following situations:

  • Using a direct quote from another author
  • Paraphrasing the words of another author
  • Including another author's ideas, even if you disagree with them
  • Whenever you're not sure whether or not you need to cite a source