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Dance Research Guide

Your guide to Dance resources in the UMD Libraries!

Why is citing important?

There are several reasons why it is important to cite

  • It is important to give the proper credit to the person or group who spent the time researching and writing in order to provide that information.
  • This allows your instructor (and maybe one day the reader of your article?!) to find the source later if she wants to read it herself.
  • Citing experts gives credibility to the argument of your paper.
  • Indicates that you did a thorough job researching your topic.

Watch this video if you're interested in Citation Managers, like Zotero or Mendeley!

Style Guides

PAL keeps a copy of each of these books the Reference Section on the first floor! 

Useful Books on Writing & Research

More Citation Tools

Sample Project

This is a link to an outline for a research project.