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In this activity, you used basic and advanced internet searches to find information about a topic.

You collected research notes from websites and wrote a paragraph using the information you found.

For school projects and formal publications, you may need to use academic or "scholarly” sources that have been verified for credibility.

You’ll probably also have to cite your sources using one of several citation styles.

There are lots of Chrome Add-Ons like EasyBib or Paperpile to help.

Citations tell your readers where the information in your work came from and allow them to find your sources again.

They also help you and your readers check for credibility.

Citations include some of the information you checked for in the last activity.

They tell: The title of the source, which can give you clues about why it was written...

Who wrote the source...

And who published the source.

This information gives you clues about the credibility of the source.

Including citations in your work helps confirm your credibility when others read your work and prevents you from committing plagiarism.

Whether or not you include formal citations, it is always important to verify your sources for credibility and give proper attributions when you use them in your own work.

Be sure to keep track of the sources of your information and always evaluate them for credibility.

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