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Why We Cite Our Sources

We cite our sources for four important reasons: 

  1. To avoid plagiarism.
  2. To give credit where credit is due, recognizing authors for their hard work.
  3. To show that we have done our work and supported our arguments.
  4. To allow readers to follow our steps in the research process.


The Credible Hulk

Ms. Elizabeth Gartley | Daniel F. Mahoney Middle School | 240 Ocean Street | South Portland, Maine | 04106 | Tel: 207-799-7386