How to Cite Multiple Sources in One Paragraph

When researching a paper, you’ll usually find several sources related to your topic and want to reference all of them in your paper. However, it can be tricky to develop an even distribution of your own original ideas and information from sources found through research. It is tempting to simply regurgitate information back to back. […]

What is Self Plagiarism?

  Ever heard of self-plagiarism? While it may sound silly, it’s actually a big deal. Incorrectly citing yourself can lead to serious consequences. It’s tempting to think that since you have written material on a topic before, that work can be repurposed without any citations. Unfortunately, this is poor writing ethics and should be prevented […]

The Buried Roots of Harry Potter Words

    By Devon Brown Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone endures as one of the best-selling books in   since its original publish date in June, 1997. The entire series has been translated from English into a total of 80 languages, but fans of the book will remember it best for introducing a language […]

How to Cite Hamlet

To cite or not to cite? That is the question! And the answer is, of course, that you should always cite your sources. Failing to include citations for any sources that you’ve used in the writing of your essay or paper could mean that you unintentionally commit plagiarism, which can have tragic consequences! In order […]

In-Text Citations: The What, Why and When

When referencing sources for your papers and essays, you’ll create a works cited list (also known as a reference list). This list is usually found at the end of a paper, and will comprise of citations detailing all the relevant sources that you’ve used. The purpose of a works cited list is so the person […]

5 Smart Ways to End a Paper

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Changes to Chicago Manual of Style Citations in the 17th Edition

Earlier this year, The University of Chicago officially launched the 17th edition of the Chicago Manual of Style which provides some new guidelines for creating citations in research papers. We took a look at their updates and selected what we feel are the most important changes, which we have listed below. To help you keep […]

Determining Authority in a World of Fake News

“Fake news” is a term we have all become familiar with. It also means that it is more important than ever to be aware of a source’s authority. Today, we will review what to look for and questions you should ask when evaluating the authority of a website. What’s the Deal with Authority? Ideally, we […]

Creating a Summary

A summary is a much shorter version of a text, with only the most essential information. Using the main ideas from each section of a text to write your summary helps you include only the most important information! This is helpful when you want to use that information in a paper or presentation without sharing […]

Choosing the Best Presentation Format

You will come across many different types of sources in your life. In class, a lot of what you will study is written in books or texts. You may also listen to audio recordings or watch a visual presentation. In some instances, information is audiovisual, meaning the information uses both sight and sound. Written texts, […]