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Why We Cite Our Sources
We cite our sources for four important reasons:
To avoid plagiarism.
To give credit where credit is due, recognizing authors for their hard work.
To show that we have done our work and supported our arguments.
To allow readers to follow our steps in the research process.
Online Citation Makers
Easy to use online citation maker. Register for a free account. Links seamlessly with Google Docs.
Another citation maker. Offers different citation styles (MLA, APA, Chicago).
Yet another free online citation maker. Guys, you have SO MANY OPTIONS!
Detailed Citation Help
The Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue University houses writing resources and instructional material.
MLA Citation Style - Color Coded Guide
Color coded citations guides from Long Island University Libraries.
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