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Why Citations Matter

There are many reasons why it is important to cite the resources that you consult when researching a paper. The most important of these are:

  • Gives credit to authors whose works you have used (whether you quote them or not).
  • Provides a trail by which others can locate the materials you consulted.
  • Provides evidence of your research.
  • Properly citing materials is one strategy to help you avoid plagiarizing.
  • You should check with your instructors about the style they want you to use.
  • When in doubt, remember that the goal of your citations is to help a reader who wishes to consult your sources directly. 

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