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As you research, you will want to keep track of all the information you are finding. One way to do this is to use a citation management program like Zotero or EndNote. Citation management programs let you store, retrieve and organize your citations. There are a couple of free programs you may wish to try out before committing to an expensive software purchase:
Learn how to keep up with new information on your topic by:
Tips and techniques are on the Keeping current with research guide.
Get a basic overview of where and when you need to cite and the different citation styles that are used in academic and scholarly writing. Citations 101 (link below) gives you a basic understanding of when and why you need to cite your sources.
If you don't know which style to use, make sure you ask your instructor. If your instructor leaves it up to you, choose the style with which you are most familiar.
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