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Citation Quick Guides and Style Manuals: Why Cite?

Quick guides to the most commonly used citation styles with links to examples of subject specific styles.

University Resources Related to Academic Integrity

Multiple Reasons to Cite Your Sources!


  • Avoid plagiarism
  • Give credit where it is due
  • Provide authority/evidence for your arguments/presentation
  • Indicates the extent and quality of your research
  • Enables your reader to locate your reference sources
  • Standard practice in the the academic world