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HLT 201: Health Research and Informatics/ HSS 250: Social Science Research Methods

A brief guide to health information for Health Research and Informatics, HLT 201.

Why Cite Your Sources?

 

Why Cite?

Give Credit

Giving credit to the original source's author(s) acknowledges their ideas.

Establish Credibility

Citing shows that you've done your research.

Help Your Readers

Citations guide readers to other sources on the same topic.

Participate in the Conversation

Show how your work fits into your field of study.

Avoid Plagiarism

Taking someone else's words or ideas as your own can lead to serious consequences.

Thank you to Middlebury Libraries for some of these ideas.

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