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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