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Citation Help

Why Cite?

Citations are an important aspect of every research paper: 

  • Credit must be given to the original author or creator of a source or it could be considered plagiarism
  • Anyone reading your paper must have the correct information to locate the sources you referenced
  • Using and citing a variety of sources in your paper adds to the credibility of your research by showing that the ideas included are shared or supported by others

Citation Managers

Use these free, open source citation managers to collect sources, organize them, share them, and export them using almost any citation style you can think of. Citation managers are a great option if you're doing research over a long period of time or are doing a research project that has many sources.