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WR152: Public Gardens & Urban Wilds: Boston's Natural History

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Citing Sources

Why cite?
1. to recognize and credit an author’s work and ideas
2. to enable the reader of your paper to find your sources and read them
3. to avoid possible allegations of plagiarism

Most of the research tools you use will create a citation in the required style for you.

Who has cited the article? Cited reference searching.

Finding out who has referred to your article connects you to the scholarly “conversation” or discussion of the topic.  You might find articles that agree and other articles that disagree with your author’s methodology, interpretation, conclusions, etc.   

Web of Science: Arts and Humanities Citation Index (A&HCI), Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI)

Google Scholar (Under each search result, see the Cited By link)


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