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Citing Sources

Main Citation & Plagiarism tag

What is Citation?

In academic research we read works by other people and collect information to act as a foundation for our own work. When we use this information we give credit to the original author. This process is called citation.

Why do we cite?

• Citation allows people reading your work to find the original sources if they want to learn more about something.
• Citation gives people credit for the work they did - you're not taking credit for someone else's work.

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