Join Date: Jun 2003
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Re: Question About Citing Sources
I don't know your situation, but in grad school, you must have all of your references cited in the paper.
As stupid as it is, and as crap as the "rules" in academia are, it's better to overcite sources than be accused of plagiarism, and better to excise sources altogether when you can't directly use them in the text.
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