Im kinda blurred on when we are required to cite sources and when not. I know if I state a specific statistic that I am required to input and in-text citation. What do i do if i just give an "overview"? I wrote an article about Investing in CDs and MMAs, when I talk about the advantages and disadvanteges, do a source need to be stated?...I didnt copy and paste anything, nor went through and paraphrased each line. I browsed through other hubs on Finance and I didnt see any hubs with sources?
Legally if you were directly making money off the sale of said thing you would be plagiarizing without a citation. Because you aren't making any money at all about your guide, im sure it will be fine. Not a lot of companies or people will sue someone unless it infringes money wise.
Its highly recommended to cite or give a source.
At the very least give credit if you quote someone or a passage.
Sources are not really needed most of the time if it is your own words and your not copying but they can help establish authority. For instance many people write about how to make money online but have no clue themselves and ask in the forum for help. As long as your information is accurate,the real question will be why should I believe what you say about CDs and MMAs.Of course I'm a skeptic about many things posted on the web.
by Lena Welch4 years ago
I would love to see a citation feature that would build a source list for us much like you see on wikipedia. I want to be able to drop a source in as I write and have a bibliography and footnote notation...
by TomaGerdzhikov23 months ago
I have 2 questions on the matter. Firstly is it ok for me to quote from textbooks or scientific books and if so how do i do it properly (how to give credit the proper way) ? And my second question is more of a request....
by Melanie5 years ago
Just an idea... but I think it would be cool to have a standardized way to list works cited. Perhaps a "works cited" capsule or something that could go above the comments or somewhere... similar to the...
by Ginny5 years ago
I wish I could make the picture bigger, but I have a series of pictures set up as thumbnails. It looks like the "source URL" overlaps into the module immediately below. This is a photo module with...
by Perry Fender5 years ago
I'm pretty new to HubPages (joined 6 weeks ago but got "busy" about 2 weeks ago posting Hubs) -- I got spanked last week and had a hub taken down temporarily for citing direct links to the particular...
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