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What are some reference words?

Asked by Aesthetic_Mess (7892points) April 3rd, 2011

Hi guys,
I hesitated asking this question, but I really need some help
By reference words, I mean words like
According to the National Cancer Institute…”
”...reports the American Cancer Society”
What are some more words like that? In my last English class, there were a whole bunch of them, but I can’t remember.
I’m writing a term paper on cancer, and I don’t want to keep using “According to…” over and over again.

Thank you :)

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WasCy's avatar

In the words of…
As noted by…
The Institute of Apples, a recognized authority on the topic, says…
Leading apple-ologists agree with…

Or you could always do what I do: This reminds me…

BarnacleBill's avatar

You could footnote the reference. “The incidence of death from breast cancer fell between 1970 and 2000 fell from 56.3% to 20.5% (1)

(1) American Cancer Society, 2008

Jeruba's avatar

xxx yyy zzz here stands for an attributable statement.

   In a 2008 report, the ACS states that xxx yyy zzz.

   Findings of a study by the ACS (2008) show that xxx yyy zzz.

   Researchers for the ACS (2008) have found that xxx yyy zzz.

And variants on those constructions. Or just state it and attribute it:

   Xxx yyy zzz (ACS, 2008).


By the way, @Aesthetic_Mess, I’m one of the sticklers on homework questions, and I don’t consider this to be out of bounds at all. You’re asking for genuine help with your task and not for someone else to do the work in your place. Nothing wrong with that, in my opinion, and no reason to be shy about it.

Seelix's avatar

So-and-so suggests that…
As maintained by So-and-so, ...
So-and-so writes: ...

BarnacleBill's avatar

Sorry for the badly worded sentence. Talking and typing is impossible these days.

DeanV's avatar

Those are called signal phrases.

Here’s a pretty good list of them.

Kardamom's avatar

You will find in this manual entitled XYZ that…

Some good information about apples can be found in this article XYZ.

When looking for well researched information about apples the XYZ’s website can offer a lot of suggestions.

The XYZ website shows that apples…

A few different books, including ABC and XYZ have complete information about apples.

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@Everyone Thank you guys! This helped a bunch

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