Basic Format - PARAPHRASING:
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Basic Format - DIRECT QUOTATIONS
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Chocolate is often viewed as a junk food, but its value as unique nutritional source should not be underestimated. In fact, a survey of early South Pole explorer diaries shows that larger chocolate rations “may have been a deciding factor between Roald Amundsen’s successful trek to the South Pole and the fatal attempt by Robert Scott” (West, 2009, p. 110). The fact that chocolate was not seen as a frivolity, but deemed important enough staple to pack on these grueling expeditions is a testament to its value in the human diet. Also, there is the more modern comparison that M&M’s chocolate candies were chosen for military expeditions in World War II because they were an energy boosting snack that also did not easily melt (Mirrer, 2018).
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(Last Name & Last Name, year).
Three or more Authors
(Last Name, et al., year).
Strong, et al. (1999) compared marital fidelity...
(“Shortened Title,” year).
...incidence of drought increased 10% (“Weather Patterns,” 2009).
[full title = “Weather patterns wreak havoc for Oklahoma farmers”]
(Last Name, n.d.).
...Orissi dance has undergone a major revival since the 1950s (Gupta, n.d.)
With Page Number
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With No Page Number
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[if possible include heading names or paragraph numbers to help readers locate the passage]
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