Citing Sources

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

Use the Priddy Library Online Subject Guide Citing Sources for more information or make an appointment with a librarian.

Where to get help with writing

Consult with the Macklin Center for Academic Success (MCAS) for writing assistance. Visit their website for more information.