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A guide to research resources for the study of English language and literature.

Managing Your Citations

Why We Cite

There are plenty of reasons to use proper citations in your research.  Here are just a few:

  • Give credit where credit is due. (It's the right thing to do.)
  • Enhance the credibility of your argument with supporting evidence.
  • Point out the dialog you are having with other scholars and their ideas.
  • Provide your reader with additional sources for further reading.
  • Avoid plagiarism: unfairly taking personal credit for other authors' ideas.

MLA Handbook (2016)

Citing Images

Citing sources properly is an essential component of sound research practice.  The following resources can facilitate the process:

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