Thursday, January 29, 2015

Citations - The Source of Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

As five intelligent and scholarly individuals, we understand how important citations are. Citations are the basis of all research writing, which is something we will be doing a lot of on this blog. We take citations seriously because of the many roles they play. Essentially, they give credibility to us as authors by showing that we have done research on the topic and that we know what we are writing about. Secondly they give credit where credit is due, showing you a distinction between our own ideas and those which are borrowed from other people. Lastly, they help our readers understand where our ideas come from and how we developed them. So in summary, citations are the basis to any research writing and we will use them accordingly in our blog because of their necessity.

So here is how you follow our citations. If a word or phrase is underlined and in blue, it is linked to its original source; all you have to do is click on it. However, sometimes we use sources that everyone does not have access to or that cannot be linked. These sources are followed by a number and will look similar to this:  John Doe is from North Carolina1. If you look at the bottom of the post, you will see a reference section. So, if you wanted to know where we found that John Doe is from North Carolina, you would look at source number 1 in the reference section (the same number that is above the information in the body of the post). Easy enough, and if you have questions feel free to comment below.

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