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PE127 Research Guide: Citing Sources

Research guide for PE127: Introduction to Health Physical Education Recreation and Dance

Citing Your Sources

By citing your sources, you:

  • give credit to the authors of your sources (avoiding plagiarism)
  • allow your readers the opportunity to check your sources

Help with your writing assignments

Please take advantage of the resources available to you at the Writers' Studio when you are working on writing assignments.

Search Tool Citation Generators

Most search tools and databases have options for creating citations (they often need some tweaking, but are a good start)

search tool citation creators


Citation Management

Save your energy. Learn how citation management tools can make your life easier


How to Avoid Plagiairism

Understanding Plagiarism

The Butler University Student Handbook describes University policies regarding plagiarism.

If you need help with paraphrasing in a way that avoids plagiarism, you might want to try this tutorial.


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