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This guide provides tips on citing various citation styles most frequently used at Manhattanville College..

What is a citatation? (From p.org sponsored by turnitin)

What Is Citation?

(From p.org sponsored by turnitin)

 Published May 18, 2017

A "citation" is the way you tell your readers that certain material in your work came from another source. It also gives your readers the information necessary to find that source again, including:

  • information about the author
  • the title of the work
  • the name and location of the company that published your copy of the source
  • the date your copy was published
  • the page numbers of the material you are borrowing

Why should I cite sources?

Giving credit to the original author by citing sources is the only way to use other people's work without plagiarizing. But there are a number of other reasons to cite sources:

  • citations are extremely helpful to anyone who wants to find out more about your ideas and where they came from
  • citations demonstrate that you have synthesized and put together different ideas and points of view to support or refute your argument
  • citing sources shows the amount of research you've done
  • citing sources strengthens your work by lending outside support to your ideas

Citation: A (Very) Brief Introduction (NC State University Libraries)(1.54 Minutes)

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