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Citing Your Sources

Proper citation is an essential aspect of scholarship. Citing properly allows your reader or audience to locate the materials you have used. Most importantly, citations give credit to the authors of quoted or consulted information. Failure to acknowledge sources of information properly may constitute plagiarism.  For an explicit definition of plagiarism, see the Boston University Academic Conduct Code.

Citation Information

Follow these links for general information on citations.
Head over to the Library's full Citation Information resource guide for more information on citation management tools like Zotero, Mendeley and EndNote, as well as other helpful citation resources to help you during the writing process.