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Acknowledging other people’s words and ideas which you use in your writing increases your credibility and allows readers to locate your sources. Additionally, failing to cite your sources is a serious violation of the University of Maryland's Code of Academic Integrity.
The online guides linked below provide basic directions and examples for common citation needs, as well as information on where to go for more help.
Citation Machine includes up-to-date guides on the 7th edition of the American Psychological Association Style Manual, the 16th edition of The Chicago Manual of Style and a comprehensive overview of the Modern Language Association (MLA) format.