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Why do we cite?
Citations are important for a number of reasons:
- Allows readers to find a source you utilized
- Gives credit to the creators whose work provides a foundation to yours
- Gives credibility and support to your argument
- Avoids plagiarism
General Citation Resources
Zbib: Zotero's online tool to create citations
NCSU Citation Builder: Helps you fill in all the necessary information for a citation depending on the source type and citation style. More reliable than generators that depend on a link because they might not find all the information you have on the source.
Research and documentation in the digital age: Features sample student papers and 325 documentation models that guide students as they cite common sources and newer sources – such as blogs, podcasts, online videos, and reposted Web content – in MLA, Chicago, and CSE styles. Whitman College Library Reference Collection (ZA4375 .H327 2015 )
The Chicago Manual of Style by
Publication Date: 2017-09-05
The complete 17th edition of the Chicago Manual of Style Online. Includes guides for grammar and usage as well citation and documentation.
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