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Citing Sources

citation, n. 

 a. The action or an act of quoting or referring to a passage, text, author, legal precedent, etc., esp. as an authority or in support of an argument; quotation.

 b. A cited passage, a quotation.

 c. A reference providing information about where a particular quotation, text, etc., is to be found; a bibliographical reference.

Oxford English Dictionary

Why Cite?

Give Credit

Giving credit to the original author acknowledges their contribution to the field. 

Validate Your Research

Validating your research will ensure you remain a respected contributor to the field. 

Avoid Plagiarism

When in doubt, cite. For more information on avoiding plagiarism, click here