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Why Citing is Important?

» It allows you to give proper credit for the ideas of others and avoid plagiarism. 

» It allows others to identify and locate the materials used in your work. Many readers rely on citations and footnotes to identify other relevant literature on a topic.

» It demonstrates the depth of your research showing that you have read and engaged the relevant literature on your topic. This indicates that you have an informed understanding of your subject and enhances the credibility of your findings.

MLA Style Guides

Guide from Excelsior OWL
ZoteroBib: Citation Generator
Works Cited: A Quick Guide

MLA Handbook available in library 
Call number: LB2369.G53 2009

Plagiarism Tutorials

•  Plagiarism 101 from
•  Avoiding Plagiarism Tutorial
•  CUNY Policy on Academic Integrity

Videos about Citing Sources

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