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Citing Sources

Cite Sources

Your research is done and your paper is written. What else is left to do before you can turn in your assignment? You still have to document the sources that you used. How do you do this? With CITATIONS!

In this lesson, you will learn:

  • The basic bibliographic information required for any citation, regardless of style
  • How important it is to provide accurate bibliographic information about your sources in bibliographies and works cited lists

Why Is It Important That I Cite My Sources Accurately?

Citations are important because:

  • They help others find the information that you used.
  • They help establish the credibility of your own research.
  • They connect your work to the work of other scholars.
  • It is one way that scholars enter into a dialogue with each other.
  • It is a way to honor and acknowledge the work of others who have made your own research possible.

It is also required under Adelphi University's Academic Honesty Policy.