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English 121 - Writing Research Papers

Why Cite Sources?

Why do you have to cite your sources and when do you need to do it? Please watch the following videos for an overview about the difference between in-text citations and the reasons for citing your sources. Then explore the links and resources that follow.

Bibliography & Citation Guides

Why You Need To Cite Sources

Article Citation

Q. What is a Citation?

A. A citation is a reference to a work.

Q. Why do I need to cite works in my assignment?

A. You need to cite a work to attribute a quote, idea or any information retrieved from the original author or creator.

Q. What does an article citation include?

A. An article citation includes:

  • Title
  • Author
  • Journal Name/Source
  • Date of Publication
  • Volume
  • Issue
  • Pages

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