Why to Cite:
- Give credit to the authors of the sources you used.
- Provide evidence you did research -- good, credible sources give your work more authority.
- Allows your reader to locate the sources you used.
- Avoid plagiarism.
When to Cite:
You should cite a source if you reproduce, quote, paraphrase, or summarize ideas and/or media created by other individuals. When in doubt, cite!