Writing & Citing Tips

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Writing your essay

Citing your sources

Referencing your sources is an important part of academic writing. Why?

  • it lets you acknowledge the ideas or words of others if you use them in your work
  • it helps you to avoid plagiarism
  • it demonstrates that you are using the scholarly record and that you can provide authority for statements you make in your term paper
  • it enables readers to find the source information
  • Consult the main Citing your sources web page or the Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL) for specific help with citations.

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Content last updated: July 27, 2020