Why Cite Sources
Citations strengthen credibility and bolster arguments. The three main reasons to cite sources are:
- Avoid plagiarism – Using words or ideas of someone else is plagiarism.
- Provide authority – Support the statements in your text.
- Locate sources – Allow others to find the source materials that you used.
Where to get help with citing sources
Consult with the Macklin Center for Academic Success (MCAS) for writing assistance. Visit their website for more information.