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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.

Resources for Students

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