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Unformatted text preview: ; However, a more precise statement, like "cod is the most endangered species of fish in Canada", would obviously warrant the support of a reference. If you support your most important statements with good references, your text will be more convincing and better demonstrate your knowledge of the subject. What to cite You should cite the original source of the facts and opinions you are reporting. You should only cite references or sources you have personally read. Most often, in your assignments and scientific reports, you should cite the original references that were published in refereed journals. Review articles from refereed periodicals are also excellent sources. Government reports can also be good references when referring to policies or statistics. However, these reports rarely give details of methodology, and hence are far less authoritative references in support of your assertions, as are original publications. Handbooks, encyclopaedias, and daily newspaper articles are general...
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