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Wikipedia Editing: Citing Sources

Tips

 

  • Material in your sandbox is still subject to Wikipedia’s policies, so do not copy and paste information from your sources into your sandbox without paraphrasing or quoting and citing.
  • If you have the time start by taking notes of key concepts, not phrases, from your sources, noting where each came from.
  • Write the draft from your notes rather than from the original source, so you are not unconsciously mimicking the original author’s structure or diction.

Using the citation tool

Citiation Help from Wikipedia

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