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ENG312: Converts, Criminals, and Fugitives: Print Cultures of the African Diaspora, 1760-1860: Cite Sources

Fall 2019, A. Stone

Avoiding Plagiarism

Primary Sources

Citing Primary Sources - University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Libraries 

Citing Digitized Primary Sources - Teaching with Primary Resources Partners / Barat Education Resources

Secondary Sources

Citing Sources (Duke University)
Includes instructions and examples for five major styles (MLA, Turabian, APA, Chicago, and CSE). 

Smith College Citation Guides and Style Manuals

Evaluating Resources

Questions to ask:

  • Is the source aimed at a general or specialized readership?
  • Is the author an expert in the field?  If not, how extensive is the author's research?
  • Is the publication put out by a scholarly association or by a popular press?
  • Does the author cite the sources for conclusions (footnotes and/or bibliographies?)
  • Is the emphasis placed on arousing your emotions or appealing to your reason?
  • How current is the source?  If there is no date, consider that it may not reflect current information.

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