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Citing Your Sources
When writing a research paper you will use a wide variety of resources. You are required to cite your sources for two main reasons:
To give credit to the creator of the original idea. By citing you will avoid any charges of plagiarism.
To enable readers of your paper to be able to find the resources you have used and consult them to read further on the topic.
For more information, check
Why Do We Cite?
For help writing and citing APA Style, check out:
USDA National Agriculture Library database. Agriculture, environmental studies, botany, and more. Citations of journal articles, patents, and technical reports.
Index of literature on environmental studies and ecology, with a focus on human impact on the environment. Peer-reviewed, government, and consumer publications on sustainability, green energy, climate change, recycling, and other topics.
Annual Reviews Inc.
Review articles in the natural and social sciences--good for developing and refining topics.
Academic Search Complete (EBSCO)
Search scholarly journals, professional and trade association journals, general and specialty interest magazines, and newspapers
Peer-reviewed journal archive in the biological, environmental, and ecological sciences.
Map your keywords to subject headings. Books especially are cataloged by subject headings. Using these can help you find more sources. Too many results?
Use more specific terms. Too few results? Use broader terms. (Your keyword or concept may appear in the text of a resource without showing up in the search results.)
Browse reference lists. Sources cited by a resource you've found might also be good matches. Use the
peer reviewed filter by checking the Peer-reviewed checkbox on the left side of the screen. Peer reviewed resources are generally scholarly. If your keyword consists of more than one word, such as "identity category",
put double quotes around it to ensure that the search engine considers the two words as a single term.
Use the asterisk for truncated terms. For example, rac* will find both race and racism.