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The Role of Citing Sources in Avoiding Plagiarism
It is important to cite sources you used in your research for several reasons: 1. To be a responsible scholar by giving credit to other researchers and acknowledging their ideas, 2. to avoid plagiarism by quoting words and ideas used by other authors, and 3. to help your reader find and explore the sources you used in your paper/essay/presentation/speech.
Help with citing sources
OWL (Online Writing Lab)
A large compendium of useful writing resources including guides to using the major style of documentation including APA, Turabian, and MLA. Includes useful information on how to avoid plagiarism.
MLA (Purdue OWL)
This is a guide to using MLA documentation style typically used in the field of English, literature, and some of the other humanities.