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Dakota War of 1862 Resource Guide: Documenting Your Sources

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Why do I have to cite my sources?

 

Why do I need to cite my sources? 


  • To show readers we've done proper research by listing sources we used to get information
  • To be responsible scholars by giving credit to other researchers and acknowledging their ideas
  • To avoid plagiarism by quoting words and ideas used by other authors
  • To allow our readers to track down the sources we used by citing them accurately in our reference list or works cited page.

APA Citation Format and Examples