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All info that came from your sources must be cited with a footnote or an in-text parenthetical citation.

Two key ideas to bear in mind:

  1. Doesn’t matter if it’s a quote, a paraphrase, a description, or an idea. If it came from a source, it must be cited.
  2. A footnote says this information came from one of the items in your bibliography, and that it came from a particular page.

A footnote says: “I found the information I’m quoting or describing in this book, on this page.” Like so:

FAQ: Footnotes and in-text cites