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What is citing?

  • To quote or refer to an authority outside oneself, usually in support of a point or conclusion or by way of explanation or example

Source:  Reitz, Mary L. Online Dictionary for Library and Information Science (ODLIS).  ABC-CLIO, 2010. Web. 08 Apr. 2011.

Why cite?

  • Give credit to source of information
  • Avoid plagiarism
  • Allow reader to find your research source
  • Provide credibility to your work

When do we cite?

  • When you paraphrase another's work 
  • When you summarize another's work
  • When you quote, using another's exact words
  • Facts that are not common knowledge
  • When you use information you found in any outside source (including the Web); anything which is not your OWN original thought