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Agricultural Trade Policy: Finding Debate Evidence

This guide will help you find and cite debate evidence.

Evidence Sources

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Evidence Citations

A complete source citation consists of:

  • Author (first and last name)
  • Author's qualifications
  • Publication
  • Full Date of Publication
  • [page # or electronic source—web site or database]

If this information is not available, use the following as substitutes

  • NAG (no author given)
  • NQG (no qualifications given)
  • If there is no publication title, use the title of the article or report
  • NDG (no date given).  If no publication date is given, you should record the date you downloaded the information, but be sure to state this as the date downloaded.

Sample Citations:
Correct:            Amy Rollerford, staff writer, Newsweek, May 12, 1999 [p.12]
Incorrect:          Amy Rollerford, "Seven Reasons To Abolish The Death Penalty,"  Newsweek, May 12, 1999
Correct:            Jonathan Chung, Prof. Of International Relations at Harvard, "An Analysis of US Cuban Policy,"  NDG, [, downloaded 10-1-01]
Incorrect:          Chung, Jonathan,, 10-1-01
Correct:            Associated Press (NAG), July 4, 1998 [Proquest]
Incorrect:          AP, 7-4-98


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