Why cite sources?
1. Give credit to the person who created the article, movie, song, etc. you are using.
2. Allows others to go find the source you used.
3. Points to the evidence you used for the claim or argument you are making.
4. Standard practice for how faculty and other researchers build off each other's knowledge.
This guide is based on the work of Amanda DeArmond and Lisa Crumit-Hancock at Defiance College.