They often say that students must learn about citing sources to avoid plagiarism. Students themselves often echo this thought.
While avoiding plagiarism is important, I want to emphasize some other, positive reasons for citing your sources.
What about plagiarism? Yes, by citing your sources you avoid that as well.
The APA style guide was developed by the American Psychological Association and is primarily used in the field of psychology, although many other professional fields have adopted the APA style.
The Turabian style is an easier version of the Chicago style guide. In these styles citations are made at the bottom of the page instead of on a works cited page at the end of the paper.
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