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Why Cite?

External sources influenced your argument for your paper.

You MUST cite these sources.

Why must you cite your sources?

  1. Support or validate your argument.
  2. Give credit where credit is due.
  3. Courtesy to your readers.
  4. Help prevent plagiarism.

Using database citation tools (example is from Academic Search Complete)

Click the Cite link that appears next to your article.

Available citation styles will be displayed for your use.

asp citation styles