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COM 101 - Kane - Culture and Communication - 2023

Use this guide to successfully complete the Cultural Research Project to demonstrate an understanding of another's culture.

Why Cite Your Sources?

  • Citing sources used to write your paper shows how widely you've read -- a good thing!
  • Others can gauge the reliability of the information in your paper or project. Through your citations, readers can locate the sources you used and evaluate the accuracy of the information for themselves.
  • Others can better conduct their own research. You direct them to both the sources you used and to the resources those sources cite.
  • You give credit where credit is due when you clearly state that the information you're presenting draws from the work of other people. When you present others' research or ideas as your own, intentionally or not, that's plagiarism. Make sure that you understand what plagiarism is and how to avoid it, both in your academic and professional life. For more information, visit our Prevent Plagiarism guide from the link below. 
  • Often subject areas and professions require the use of a specific citation style. For example, the MLA (Modern Language Association) citation style is used by professionals in the the liberal arts and by many ENG and COM instructors. 
  • Need Help? Consult with a Writing Center tutor for writing assistance at any stage in the writing process, in person or online. For more information, visit the link to the Writing Center, Academic Success & Tutoring below.

MLA Citation Style Help

Your professor requires you to use the MLA citation style for your Cultural Research Project. 

Tip:  The keyboard shortcut for creating a hanging indent for citations in Microsoft Word is: <CTRL + T>

Here's an example of how you would cite information on your selected country from the Hofstede Insights website's County Comparison tool. Notice there is no author given or date provided because that information does not appear on the website. 

“Morocco.” Country Comparison Tool. Hofstede Insights. Accessed 14 October 2021.

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