If I don't link directly to information, should I cite the source? I have done so at times, other times not. I'm trying to get more uniform and stay within "best practices"

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BensonE Premium
Hi Diane,
What Trish said is a great idea, it really depend on your audience; if they are educational scholars that proper ways of giving credit to sources matters. In general, doing it the proper way gives you more credibility as a writer. I personally Properly cite couple of sources in the beginning pages of my informal writing, them just list the other sources to make it easily readable for even 10th graders.
Hope this help.

V/r
Benson
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Triblu Premium
Yes Diane,

What I do is list my sources at the very end of my post under the subtitle "Sources" and I make them NOT live links as they still get credit and it does NOT encourage MY post's visitors to leave my site.

Books list sources, so I figure we should too, as it adds to our credibility.

Hope you find this helpful.
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zydegeaux Premium
Good idea. Nobody is going to rred those except for Google they won't interrupt the flow of your narrative
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zydegeaux Premium
Cite where necessary but don't go overboard. Your are writing for you readers. You don't want it to look like a thesis for a PHD
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keishalina Premium
... yes, always give credit where credit is due ... :)
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DianeK59 Premium Plus
Thanks! I appreciate the feedback.
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keishalina Premium
... wonderful ... you're most welcome ... happy to be of help! ..
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chender684 Premium
Yes, always. It shows you have done the research and helps you become an authority in your niche.
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DianeK59 Premium Plus
Thank you! That was my thought, but then I wondered if I was being too "over the top"
I appreciate your help with that.
Have a great weekend!
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