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LGBTQ Resources

Quick Overview

There are  different styles to choose from when citing your work, but check the assignment guidelines or ask your instructor.  These are the most common styles used:

A citation is needed when:

  1. You are using a direct quote taken from a source.
  2. If you are paraphrasing a thought/idea someone else had.
  3. When you are summarizing information
  4. Information that is considered "uncommon knowledge"
  5. You use an image, tweet, video, post, etc.

A citation is not needed when:

  1. You are stating YOUR opinion on a subject.
  2. The information you are using is considered common knowledge.

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