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Q: How do I cite an essay?


Note: this answer is adapted from the Wikipedia article Citing Wikipedia

A special citation tool is available to assist you. At the foot of every article, there is a "Cite this essay" link. There you will be able to see automatically generated citations in several styles (APA, MLA and Chicago). Note that it is still your responsibility to ensure the citation meets all requirements.

A caution before citing WriteWork
As with any source, especially one of unknown authorship, you should be wary and independently verify the accuracy of WriteWork information if possible. For many purposes, but particularly in academia, WriteWork may not be an acceptable source; indeed, some professors and teachers may reject WriteWork-sourced material completely. This is especially true when it is used without corroboration. However, much of the content on WriteWork is itself referenced, so an alternative is to cite the reliable source rather than the article itself.

We advise special caution when using WriteWork as a source for research projects. Normal academic usage of WriteWork is for getting the general facts of a problem and to gather keywords, references and bibliographical pointers, but not as a source in itself. Remember that WriteWork is a community website, which means that anyone in the world can submit an article and although all submissions get reviewed by a person, we do not guarantee the veracity of any particular essay.

However, we are also confident that WriteWork provides good overviews of most topics that it covers.

For specific advice of citation styles, have a look at the examples given on the Wikipedia page.

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