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Why do you need to cite referenced materials in academic writing? When should you cite? Which citation style should be used in your writing? How to name the list of sources according to different citation styles?
If you are not sure about the answers to these questions, keep reading.
It is important to cite the sources that are used in your research for the following reasons:
When to Cite?
Always citing your referenced sources is the rule of thumb. Cite your sources with the following circumstances:
Choosing a citation style sometimes depends on which discipline your research belongs to. To decide which citation style to use, you need to know what style is mostly used in the discipline you are writing about or consult with your instructor about what style is required. Discipline means a branch of academic study. The selection of a citation style is subject to the field of study. There are three most common citation styles:
Double-check with your instructor or department to make sure which style is required to use in your research topic.
(Library of Arizona State University, 2020)
More on Citation Formats:
To know more details about the formats of different styles, please refer to Purdue Online Writing Lab.
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