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How do you cite your sources in an article?

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    kimberly40posted 3 years ago

    I have just joined HubPages and have not yet created a hub but I was wondering how you cite a source.

  2. LCDWriter profile image93
    LCDWriterposted 3 years ago

    You can create a reference list at the end of your hub with links.  Or you can create links in the article.  When you go to the hub creation tool, you'll see a little icon that looks like a chain.  You can highlight  a word or words that you are using from another source and then click the link icon and insert the link.  I see people doing it all kinds of ways.  You can see what is most visually appealing.  I do different things based on the hub I am writing.

    1. Simone Smith profile image92
      Simone Smithposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Great tips, LCDWriter!

      I have also seen people use footnotes and formal "works cited" lists in APA and MLA styles. They become even more functional when people boost those lists with links.

      Like LCDWriter says, kimberly40, it's all a matter of personal preference.

      I am so delighted to hear that you're being conscientious about citing your sources!! big_smile

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        kimberly40posted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Citing my sources has been programmed into me.  Thanks for responding.

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      kimberly40posted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Thank you.