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Cite your sources by Mind Map: Cite your sources

1. Besides avoiding plagiarism, citing: is the right thing to do to give credit to those who had the idea shows that you have read and understand what experts have had to say about your topic helps people find the sources that you used in case they want to read more about the topic provides evidence for your arguments is professional and standard practice for students and scholars

2. What Is a Citation? A citation identifies for the reader the original source for an idea, information, or image that is referred to in a work.

3. What Should You Cite? Quoting the original source should be cited and the words or phrase placed in quotes. Paraphrasing If an idea or information comes from another source, even if you put it in your own words, you still need to credit the source. General vs. Unfamiliar Knowledge You do not need to cite material which is accepted common knowledge. If in doubt whether your information is common knowledge or not, cite it. Formats We usually think of books and articles. However, if you use material from web sites, films, music, graphs, tables, etc. you'll also need to cite these as well.