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SPN 411 Art and Activisim in Latin America

Why Cite?

Citing your sources is an important and required part of any academic research and writing.  But why?

To Give Credit

Standard practice requires giving credit to the author of the original words, ideas, or research to show honor and respect for their work and legal rights.

To Avoid Plagiarism

Citing your sources ensures that you are not taking credit for the work of another.

To Maintain the Accuracy and Credibility of Your Work

Citations establish that your data and facts are correct and allows the reader to check the source for themselves.

Citation Resources

All citations are made from the same building blocks but are configured differently for each style, for example: MLA, APA, or Chicago/Turabian. 

Style Handbooks in the Library

Online Style Handbooks

Websites for online citation help