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Sound Writing

Chapter 8 Citations

We’ll just go ahead and say it: citations are a pain. While everyone agrees that clear references to the sources you use are essential to good scholarship, almost no one likes actually keeping track of and writing out citations. But, alas, they must be done! We hope that this section will enable you to think about citations in a new way, one less about memorizing styles and more about understanding the conceptual and practical foundations of citing sources.