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Cite Right – Resources from RUL

Speaking of citations for a course paper, once you have mastered the skill of citing right, i.e., giving the appropriate credit to the appropriate source in the appropriate way, it will feel not only inappropriate, but plain annoying to look at incorrect quotes on websites, including social media.

Instead of elaborating on why it is important to cite an inspirational quote in your favorite book from a critical edition of the title, consider what sources are out there for finding literary, political, and other famous quotes.

BookIn the “old days” every library had a shelf full of reliable reference sources to make the job a little easier. If you were lucky, you’d find your quote in the most recent edition of Bartlett’s Familiar Quotations, arguably the quintessential source, and wouldn’t have to look any further afield. If you weren’t lucky, you could spend hours or even days trying to track down a reliable source.

And then came the Internet; but like the rest of what you’ll find there, all quotation sites are not created equal. See those below for some good starting points.

Curated resources from Rutgers Libraries

See more: Biography (Electronic Reference Sources): Quotations & Speeches. Research Guide by Stephanie Bartz.

Chang Library“Cite Right” Series

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