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Why is citing important?
There are several reasons why it is important to cite
- It is important to give the proper credit to the person or group who spent the time researching and writing in order to provide that information.
- This allows your instructor (and maybe one day the reader of your article?!) to find the source later if she wants to read it herself.
- Citing experts gives credibility to the argument of your paper.
- Indicates that you did a thorough job researching your topic.
Citing at the University of Maryland
Purdue OWL: APA Formatting and Style Guide
Offers examples for the general format of APA research papers, in-text citations, endnotes/footnotes, and the reference page.
An online guide to MLA citations
Contains examples of how to cite the most frequent types of sources.
A tutorial discussing citing and MLA format
Academic Integrity at University of Maryland and tips on how to avoid plagiarism.
UM's Code of Academic Integrity
Rules at UM regarding Academic Integrity.
Endnote Web - a bibliographic citation manager
EndNoteWeb is a web-based service for managing and citing references in papers and creating bibliographies. It can be used in conjunction with EndNote and the ISI Web of KnowledgeSM research platform. Please note that access to EndNoteWeb is only available to University of Maryland faculty, staff, and students.
RefWorks - a bibliographic citation manager
RefWorks is a Web-based bibliographic management tool that allows you to build your own online personal database, manage your references, and generate in-text citations and bibliographies in various citation styles.
Please note that access to RefWorks is only available to University of Maryland faculty, staff, and students.