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Why is citing important?
There are several reasons why it is important to cite:
It is important to
give the proper credit
to the person or group who spent the time researching and writing in order to provide that information.
This allows your instructor (and maybe one day the reader of your article!)
to find the source later
if she wants to read it herself.
to the argument of your paper.
Indicates that you did a
thorough job researching
UM's Code of Academic Integrity
Rules at UM regarding Academic Integrity.
APA Style Manual
Concise Rules of APA Style
American Psychological Association Staff
Call Number: BF76.7 .C66 2010
Publication Date: 2009-07-15
This text offers writing and formatting standards for students, teachers, researchers, and clinicians working in the field of psychology. It provides complete guidance on the rules of style that are critical for clear communication.
MLA Style Manual
MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers
Call Number: LB2369 .G53 2009
Available in most UMCP libraries in the Reference or Ready Reference collection.
Citing at the University of Maryland
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