Publication Manual of the APA Available in CSI library's reference, reserve & circulating collections. Call number: BF76.7 .P83 2010
Why Cite Your Sources
Citation is an intrinsic element of the research process because it...
makes it possible for others to locate and check the sources used in your work. In fact, readers may consult the citations and footnotes to pursue other pertinent literature on the subject.
provides tangible evidence of the breadth of your research. Such evidence contributes to persuading a reader that you possess a rich understanding of your subject. The credibility of your conclusions is also thereby strengthened.
is strictly mandatory to credit the sources you quote from or drew your ideas and insights from, in order to avoid the charge of plagiarism. Plagiarism refers to the act of copying the work of others, whether word for word, but also idea for idea, and claiming the work is your own. Plagiarism is a violation of the CUNY Policy on Academic Integrity.