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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

» Excelsior OWL MLA Style
   - MLA Works Cited 
   - MLA In-Text Citations 
   - MLA Style Demo: Videos
» Purdue OWL MLA Style
   - MLA Sample Works Cited Page 
   - MLA Sample Paper
» Works Cited: A Quick Guide (MLA)
» ZoteroBib: Citation Generator

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