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What can I reference in my paper?

When you do academic work like writing a project paper, doing research, or writing an article for a journal, you must always look for the most reliable resources. Then, when you reference those resources, you will need to follow the citation style that your target audience asked for.

Examples of unacceptable references

Some resources are reliable and some are not. Here are a few examples of unacceptable resources that you cannot use inside your paper:

  • Wikipedia
  • Personal blog posts (e.g. *.blogspot.com, *.wordpress.org, etc.)
  • Most no-name articles

Examples of good references

These are a few examples of acceptable resources:

Articles with author’s name on reputable news websites

  • Ars Technica
  • BBC
  • CNN
  • CBC
  • Vancouver Sun
  • Accosiated Press
  • The New York Times
  • The Guardian
  • engadget
  • The Verge
  • PBS
  • NASA
  • phys.org
  • Reuters
  • The Washington Post
  • Globe and Mail
  • Toronto Star
  • etc.

Articles in reputable journals

Articles by reputable organizations

reference.txt · Last modified: 2021/03/07 17:21 by Eric Bright