There are several reasons why it is important to cite your sources (particularly web pages) properly:
- It is important to give credit to the person or group who spent the time researching and writing in order to provide that information.
- It allows your reader to find the source later if she wants to read it herself.
- Citing experts gives credibility to the argument of your paper.
- Proper citing indicates that you did a thorough job researching your topic.
The following resources can help you properly cite your sources using the APA Publication Manual: