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I recommend scheduling any face to face meeting in advance. Please also feel free to call or e-mail me whenever you might need some assistance. You may also find the following resources helpful.
In academic writings as in all research activity, it is important that you give credit or acknowledge the sources that you have used through citing them. Many citation styles exists and what you use depends on your field or the needs of a particular journal. These citation style guides will help walk you through the process