Why We Cite Sources
We cite our sources for four important reasons:
1) To avoid plagiarism.
2) To give credit where credit is due, recognizing authors for their hard work.
3) To show that we have done our work and supported our arguments.
4) To allow readers to follow our steps in the research process.
How to Cite Sources
Online Citation Makers
Easy to use online citation maker (MLA and APA). Links with Google Docs.
Offers different citation styles (MLA and APA )
Offers different citation styles (MLA and APA)
Detailed Citation Help
The Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue University provides writing resources and instructional material.
Color coded citations guides from Long Island University Libraries.