e_506 - Using Citations Why are citations important?...

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Using Citations Why are citations important? Citations give your reader the information needed if he/she wants to look at one of your sources. Citations give you credibility. By showing where you got your information you are telling the readers that you’ve done research and they can look it up for themselves to check if you’re right. Why are there so many citation styles? Different disciplines (e.g. Humanities vs. Social Sciences) see different things as most important in citations. The different citation styles reveal what each discipline wants to emphasize. Some Different Citation Styles Here are some of the most common citation styles. MLA (Modern Language Association) Citations MLA citations are used primarily by the humanities (e.g. English, Literature) The humanities “depend on shared background knowledge” and so citing particular people who are viewed as authorities is important. Quotations are used frequently.
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