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Avoiding Plagiarism Help for Faculty: Citing Sources

Helpful resources for instructors to help students with proper attribution and avoiding plagiarism.

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