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Research 101: A Self-Guided Tutorial

Research Smarter

2 - Citation Basics

Why Is It Important That I Cite My Sources Accurately?

Citations are important because:

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They help others find the information that you used.

 
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They help establish the credibility of your own research.

 
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They connect your work to the work of other scholars.

 
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It is one way that scholars enter into a dialogue with each other.

 
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It is a way to honor and acknowledge the work of others who have made your own research possible.