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It also gives your readers the information necessary to find that source again, including: information about the author the title of the work the name and location of the company that published your copy of the source the date your copy was published the page numbers of the material you are borrowing Purpose of Citation Giving credit to the original author by citing sources is the only way to use other people's work without plagiarizing. Citing sources actually helps your reader distinguish your ideas from those of your sources. This will emphasize the originality of your own work. But there are a number of other reasons to cite sources: citations are extremely helpful to anyone who wants to find out more about your ideas and where they came from not all sources are good or right -- your own ideas may often be more accurate or interesting than those of your sources. Proper citation will keep you from taking the rap for someone else's bad ideas citing sources shows the amount of research you've done citing sources strengthens your work by lending outside support to your ideas Situations that require Citation Whenever you borrow words or ideas, you need to acknowledge their source. The following situations almost always require citation: whenever you use quotes
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294 whenever you paraphrase whenever you use an idea that someone else has already expressed whenever you make specific reference to the work of another whenever someone else's work has been critical in developing your own ideas. Citation Styles The citation style sometimes depends on the academic discipline involved. For example: APA (American Psychological Association) is used by Education, Psychology, and Sciences. MLA (Modern Language Association) style is used by the Humanities. Types of Citations There are two types of citations. The format will differ for APA and MLA style of citation. The first type are in-text citations (also called parenthetical citations ), which appear throughout your paper at the end of sentences that you are citing. In-text citations tell which source you used at a specific point in the paper. These usually include the authors, date of publication (APA only) and page number being cited. The second type of citation is the works cited (MLA) or reference list (APA). This is a list of all sources used in your research and appears at the end of your paper. The works cited / references page lists all of the sources that you used. 24.3.6. DOCUMENTATION OF REFERENCES While preparing a report or doing research if the person preparing the report or dissertation comes across the information or opinion should site the sources. A record of such sources is called Bibliography. A brief description about the system of internationally accepted structure is presented below.
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