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To cite something means to do right by whoever said it and give them credit — for instance, if you add a brilliant statement to a paper but you’re not the one who originally wrote it, you should cite, or point to, the original author.
Using cite with the meaning “to reference” or “to note” is just one of several similar uses. A military or other official report can cite someone for an outstanding act of service, and a legal representative can cite individuals, or summon them, to show up in court. To cite a source when writing or verbally repeating something first spoken by someone else is to give a “citation” or “notation” that gives credit where credit is due.
Sale or Possession of CITES Listed Species.It shall be unlawful for any person to sell or possess bear gall bladder, or other viscera from any species of bear, or any part of other species listed as prohibited by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES).
It shall be unlawful for any person to sell or possess bear gall bladder, or other viscera from any species of bear, or any part of other species listed as prohibited by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES).
If your definition was retrieved online, you will cite it like any web site:
Entry Name. (Year, Month Date). In Website title (edition). Retrieved from (URL)
An example of to cite is the use a footnote to show the source of a quote.
Sample in-text citation for the above reference:
Sample Reference for reference ebooks:
Over 34,000 species are thus taken into consideration by this Convention, depending on their state of conservation and endangerment. These species are classified in three appendices, which determine to what extent each species can be used and traded.
This international treaty concerns flora and fauna, both in the form of living specimens (for “,”matchindex”:”u221e47b1e671821045137903c33fb9888287u221e”,”matchcontent”:”pet”>” fs:xt:clicktype=”N” fs:xt:clickname=”clic-content::definition::50001141-PET”>pet shops, zoos, etc.) as well as in the form of derived products (e.g. wood objects, fur, traditional remedies).
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Now, the author of paper1 in her paper cites a paper for the definition, say paper2. But in paper2 I cannot find the exact wordings which I would like to quote, or else I could have quoted from paper2.
Now how do I quote this term definition. Do I need to cite both the papers or shall I put the quote with citation of paper2 as it is from paper1, and then cite paper1.
Speculate. (2019). In Merriam-Webster. Retrieved from https://www.merriam-webster.com/
Here are some examples of dictionary citations.