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World Inequality and Global Poverty

This guide describes library resources that may be useful to students in the pre-college course "World Inequality and Global Poverty".

Why Cite Your Sources?

You cite your sources: 

  • to give credit to those whose ideas and/or words you are using, so that the origins of these words/ideas are clear.
  • to make your argument stronger.  Citing the work of those who came before you shows you have engaged with some of the other positions on your topic and incorporated them into your thinking.
  • to allow your readers to verify your claims and get more information from your source materials.

Plagiarism is presenting another person's words and/or ideas as your own - either deliberately OR unintentionally.  

To avoid plagiarism, give explicit credit to the person whose words and/or ideas you have made use of.  This is called citing!  You must cite any source that contributed significantly to the ideas in your own paper, if you do not quote from that source directly. 

APA Writing and Citation Style

In this course, you will cite using the style created by the American Psychological Association (i.e. APA Style).  We have several guides in the library for writing and citing in APA format, including a guide to electronic resources, specifically. 

Take a look at: 


Using Other People's Ideas