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SPC 1017 (Baker) - Informative Speech: Citation Overview

This is a guide for students in Prof. Baker's SPC 1017 class on the West Campus. It contains resources and helpful tips for researching an informative speech topic.

Why Cite?

Citation is used for several reasons:

  1. To give credit to your sources.
  2. To differentiate your work from others'.
  3. To increase your credibility as a speaker.
  4. To help your audience find your sources.

And of course, to avoid plagiarism!

Citation: Two Parts

Full Citations - the complete information about your sources.

In-Speech Citations 

  1. Verbal citations are included in the body of your speech. These provide a brief reference to your source and refer the listener to your full citation on your Works Cited (MLA) or References (APA) page. (In a paper, these would be in-text citations).
  2. Image citations are included on your visual aid. These also provide a brief reference to your source and refer the listener to your full citation on your Works Cited (MLA) or References (APA) page.