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MTH 151: Math for the Liberal Arts I (Agnich-LO): Citing Sources

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NOVA Libraries APA Citation Style Guide

Why and When to Cite

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 reproducequoteparaphrase, or summarize ideas and/or media created by other individuals. When in doubt, cite!

More Help with APA Formatting & Citations


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