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GU-Q: Citing Sources

What You DO Need to Cite

When you properly cite a source, you are showcasing both the author's analyses and ideas as proof of your own analyses or new idea in your writing.  

So...What do you need to cite?

  • Words or ideas presented in a popular magazine, book, newspaper, song, TV program, movie, Web page, computer program, letter, advertisement, or any other medium
  • Information you gain through interviewing or conversing with another person, face to face, over the phone, or in writing
  • When you copy the exact words or a unique phrase
  • When you reprint any diagrams, illustrations, charts, pictures, or other visual materials
  • When you reuse or repost any electronically-available media, including images, audio, video, or other