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ENGS 001: Written Expression

Why Citation 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.
  • Learn more about why citations matter

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Use to cite...

  • Books (in entirety)
  • Chapters or essays from a books
  • Magazine articles
  • Newspaper articles
  • Scholarly journal articles
  • Web sites

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