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MSF Orientation : Vetting & Citing Your Sources

The Importance of Citing

Increase your credibility and the strength of your business proposals and ideas by citing other sources and industry experts. There are standard formats for citing sources that enable others to find the information that you are referencing.

How will using this information help me?

  • Will give you visual examples of properly cited PowerPoint slides
  • Will show you examples of citation formats for your bibliography
  • Will link to more in-depth Citation Formats.

Why do I need to cite information sources?

  • To give more credibility to the information you present by referencing expert opinions, ideas, and facts
  • To allow your reader to look for more in-depth information on your presentation
  • To avoid plagiarism and U.S. Copyright Law violation by giving credit to the work of others
  • To uphold the Owen Graduate School of Management Honor Code.

Details on how to cite sources on your Powerpoint slides and create your annotated bibliography are available in:

For additional APA examples for business resources please see:

Vetting Your Sources

Searching the internet is quick and easy, and can be a great source for relevant, quality information. Caveat emptor: evaluate the resources you use.

Here are some guidelines to assess Internet resources, such as Web pages and blogs:

  • Currency - Is the information current? Is it updated regularly?
  • Reliability - Is the source reputable? Is it accurate?
  • Authority - Who created the information? Why?
  • Purpose/Point of View - Is there a balance of perspectives? Is the information biased?

Please see this additional information about the CRAP test as well as the Vanderbilt University presentation What The Crap?

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