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Undergraduate Thesis

Citations

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Citations

When quoting, paraphrasing, or summarizing from another source for your thesis, you must include an in-text citation. An in-text citation is placed in parenthesis. It includes the author last name, year, and if it is a direct quote, the page number where you found it. If you do not cite your sources, you are plagiarizing.  Below are some examples of in-text citations. 

Paraphrase and Summary

Include the author and date in parenthesis at the end of a summary or paraphrase.

Include the author and date in parenthesis at the end of a summary or paraphrase. Use the authors name as a signal phrase and follow up with the date.

Quotes

When quoting directly, you can follow the same pattern, but include a page number in parentheses after the quotation.

 

Quotations over 40 words need to be formatted differently than short quotes. Long quotations are placed in a new paragraph, without quotations, and are indented on either side.

Don't Forget!

You need more than just an in-text citation! 

You must also include a reference in your List of References.

RICHARD WELSH LIBRARY at NewSchool of Architecture +Design

1249 F Street San Diego CA 92101

619 684 8783

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