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The style manual of choice for writers, editors, students, and educators in the social and behavioral sciences, this updated "Publication Manual" provides invaluable guidance on all aspects of the writing process, from the ethics of authorship to the word choice that best reduces bias.
Why is citing important?
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.