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Cite My Research?

Why do we cite sources?

  • Citing your sources of information helps the reader verify the origin of your information, and it shows evidence of your research.
  • The authenticity of your information is established by citing and it enables your readers to locate your sources. 
  • Not citing appropriately can get you accused of Plagiarism and is a serious academic issue.

A note to students about citation style guidelines: Many citation format guidelines are open to interpretation. For this reason your instructor is the final authority of the subject of citation for any given assignment.


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