Answered By: Allison Ball
Last Updated: Jun 06, 2018     Views: 213

You need to cite sources to acknowledge the work of other authors. Apart from giving credit where it's due, citing is also important because it supports your knowledge with additional research that strengthens your argument in addition to giving readers a way to locate your sources for further investigation.

Failing to cite can result in plagiarism, which is a serious charge and can affect your academic record.

Where do I start with citation?

First you need to know which citation style has been set by your instructor, then visit the library's corresponding online guide.

These guides tell you everything you need to know about citing and include instructions, templates, and tips.

Confused by citation?

Stop by the Library Service Desk for help, ask online, or make a research appointment with a librarian.

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