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English 101 Research Guide: Ethics of Citing

Resources to assist English 101 students with their research.

Crediting/Citing Sources

When you cite you indicate that information is borrowed from a source. You need to do this every time your borrow information.

Why do you cite?

  • to give credit to the person or persons responsible for the work you are using.
  • to allow your readers to check on how you have interpreted the source.
  • to allow your readers to access the source themselves.
  • to demonstrate the research you have done on your topic.
  • to lend credence to the positions you take in your paper.
  • to use information ethically and avoid committing plagiarism.

What is Academic Honesty?

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Citation: A Very Brief Introduction

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