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SPC 1608 (Cuan): Citation Overview

A guide to help students complete library research in Professor Cuan's speech class.

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.