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Citation Checker

Can't remember where you got your information from the 'Net?
With a small sample of original text, you can find the source almost immediately!

Enter/Paste a unique phrase, placing it in quotation marks- "....":

Search with:
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Searching for the SOURCE of your text

bullet From your writing, choose which text phrase, sentence or paragraph you would like to find the source for.
bullet Place those words in the search box above, placing them in quotation marks:  "Just like this!" For the phrase to be searched as a complete phrase it must be pasted "in quotation marks"--or else all pages that contain even just one of the words will turn up in your search results (messy!).
bullet Check that the text is exactly what you want to search:
  • make sure you haven't added any extra spaces:" like this"
  • make sure you haven't truncated any words: "ike this"
  • make sure you haven't included any other quotation marks: "like "this""
bullet Scroll the scroll box to choose a search engine.  You might have to try more than one, because each search engine works differently.
bullet Now press the Search button.
bullet If you did not find the text you are looking for, simply scroll to another search engine and press the Search button again.
bullet If you have tested your search string in all search engines with no positive hits on the text you are looking for, try testing another phrase from the same piece of writing.
bullet Cite the Source. Enclose the copied text in quotation marks and credit the source, or rewrite the idea in your own words (without quotation marks)--and still credit the source.