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Library Research Skills for Land and Food Systems

Introduction to citing the literature

How can I use this?

From books to personal communication (e.g. an email from a professor) to electronic communication (e.g. non-refereed web site), it is important to always cite your references and thus avoid plagiarizing an author's work and/or ideas.

In this section, we will explore why it is important to credit any piece of information that is not your own, and share some strategies you can use to avoid plagiarism.