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Why cite?

Citation is mandatory whenever you borrow ideas and concepts from someone else. If you do not cite other people's ideas, you are plagiarizing, which is a violation of copyright.  As a student, the punishment for plagiarism can range from a deduction of points on the assignment to being dismissed from the university for more serious violations like purchasing papers off the internet or copying and pasting from websites/articles.

There are two types of citations:
In-text Citations
This is how you indicate where an idea or quotation came from within the text of your paper. The format of these citations can vary depending on which citation style you are using.  Click the tabs at the top to see the details for the specific citation style your instructor wants you to use.

Works Cited Page
This is the page at the end where you list all the sources that contributed to your paper.  This page is formatted differently depending on which citation style you are using.  Click the tabs at the top to see the details for the specific citation style your instructor wants you to use.

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