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Why is citing important?
There are several reasons why it is important to cite your sources 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. If you need assistance, please contact a reference librarian.