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German History Project: Documenting Your Sources

Resources for Research


Why do I need to cite my sources? 

  • To show readers we've done proper research by listing sources we used to get information
  • To be responsible scholars by giving credit to other researchers and acknowledging their ideas
  • To avoid plagiarism by quoting words and ideas used by other authors
  • To allow our readers to track down the sources we used by citing them accurately in our reference list or works cited page.


Herr Kelm accepts either MLA or APA bibliographies, so choose your favorite documentation style!