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Giving credit to a book, article, speech or other resource is called citing or creating a citation and is required to avoid plagiarism. Your instructor may ask you to cite in MLA, APA, Chicago, or other formats.

Reasons to Use Citations In Your Writing

Why Use Citations?

  • Give credit to the original author or creator
  • Tell your audience you are writing an academic paper
  • Make you a more credible author
  • Gives your reader a way to find the sources you used

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