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The Color of Water: A Black Man’s Tribute to His White Mother by James McBride

Why Cite?

Why Cite?

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Referencing or citing your information . . .

  • provides evidence of your research
  • shows your professor  that you have read widely and can represent a range of views
  • gives weight to your argument by citing authoritative and appropriate sources
  • shows good record keeping in that you are acknowledging and crediting others for their ideas
  • enables you to revisit sources

While APA and MLA formats are the most common styles used at Adelphi, there are many different publishing styles.

Your professor will tell you which citation style to use.