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Why Cite?

"Your first duty as a researcher is to get the facts right. Your second duty is to tell readers where the facts came from." --Kate Turabian

No matter what style is used, the purpose of any citation method is the same: 

  • to give credit and appropriately attribute the work of others
  • to assure readers about the accuracy of your facts
  • to show readers the research that informs your work
  • to help readers follow or extend your work

Citation Styles

There are many different styles among the varying disciplines for citing sources. Use the following links for more information and help with the most common citation styles: