Watch this short video from the University of Arkansas Libraries to learn what a citation is and how to read one
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.
All citations are made from the same building blocks but are configured differently for each style, for example: MLA, or APA.
Use the Purdue Owl website for online citation help for
MLA, APA, Chicago/Turabian and other styles
and for in-text citations, annotated bibliographies,
as well as conducting primary research.
Save and use this website for writing and citing help.