Citations help others find information you used in your research paper.
Citing your sources accurately helps establish the credibility of your research.
Citations connect your work to the work of other scholars.
Citations are one way to honor and acknowledge the work of others who have made your own research possible.
To avoid plagiarism, you must give credit whenever you use:
To help with this, make sure you keep track of where you get your information. You can do this by typing up or writing down relevant information from physical materials, making sure to use quotes and note page numbers. Also keep all citation information together for a particular resource.