Why Is It Important That I Cite My Sources Accurately?
Citing sources is not just about plagiarism. It is about building up and adding to the research community.
Citations are important because:
They help others find the information that you used.
They help establish the credibility of your own research.
They connect your work to the work of other scholars.
It is one way that scholars enter into a dialogue with each other.
It is a way to honor and acknowledge the work of others who have made your own research possible.