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ENV230: Environment and Society in Contemporary China: Evaluating & Citing Sources

Spring 2020, D. Gardner

Evaluating Other Sources

Critical Evaluation of Resources. (Univ. of California Berkeley Library) - Covers scholarly vs. popular publications, primary vs. secondary resources, authority, and other criteria for evaluating print and online sources.

Evaluating Web Pages: Techniques to Apply and Questions to Ask. (Univ. of California Berkeley Library)

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Citing Sources

  • Remember to cite your souce, when either quoting directly or paraphasing. In other words, cite your source whenever you present an idea that isn't your own.
  • Websites must be cited in your notes/bibliography, too; if you cut and paste - or paraphrase - from a website, cite the webpage.
  • When in doubt, cite your source.
  • Remember to include a context for each quotation/paraphrase. Who said it? Why does it matter? How does this support or contradict the argument you're making?
  • Use one of the style guides listed on the Citation Guides & Style Manuals page
  • Or use the Citation Builder (NCSU Libraries), which offers quick citation help for Chicago, MLA, APA, and CBE styles.

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