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Written by Lou Buran
September 11, 2010

When using someone else’s writing to support your own ideas, you must give them credit.  This is not only a courtesy but it is a requirement.  Otherwise, you can be accused of plagiarism.  The common way to “cite” your source online is to provide a link to the website from which you got the information.  Select a word from the introduction to your quote and then hit the “add link” button.  Copy the url from the site where you got the information and paste it into the box brought up by the “add link” button.  Ideally the  word which you select will describe the page that is linked.  A link will be highlighted by the web site and will be “clickable” by the reader.