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Research Process

Citing Sources

There are two major reasons for citing sources. The first is to give credit to the author(s) or originator(s) of a work and to avoid plagiarism. Plagiarism is taken very seriously. The penalties for plagiarism can vary from a zero on an assignment, a failing grade in a course, disciplinary probation, expulsion or suspension. The second reason for citing sources is so the reader can locate the source cited, if s/he desires.

There are two places where you will cite your sources; within the text of your document and at the end, in your References or your Works Cited list.

Citing Resources

Browse these great reference sites for the MLA and APA Citation Styles