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How to Cite Sources

Conducting research for an academic paper is a process of exploration and learning. In acknowledging the sources you’ve used for your research, you reveal the path you took to land at your conclusion – and give credit where credit is due.

Plagiarism is a serious academic issue that occurs when sources are not cited properly. It can happen intentionally or unintentionally, but plagiarism can be avoided by understanding when and how to cite your sources.

How to Cite
Identify what style you should use and follow the established citation guidelines:
Review Your Citations at the Writing Center
The Writing Center works hands-on with students to help them become more confident researchers and writers. Consult with one of their tutors for recommendations on generating ideas, researching, drafting and revising your work.
Need More Help?
If you need help understanding when and how to cite your sources, ask a librarian.