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Citing Sources 101: Home

Lean about formatting citations, avoiding plagiarism, creating annotated bibliographies, and popular citation management tools.

Why Citations Matter

Citations are important for several reasons:

  • Giving credit to the person whose work you have used
  • Allowing others to find the source you have used
  • Pointing to the evidence you used for the claim or argument you are making
  • Helping you avoid plagiarism and maintaining academic integrity

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This guide is based on the work of Amanda DeArmond and Lisa Crumit-Hancock at Defiance College.