Something to think about: If you use an image created by someone else you need to cite it. See the Image Citation Guide.
Why Cite Sources?
To cite a source means to quote or assign credit to the originators of the material. Scientists cite sources because it:
- Makes it possible for others using the information to easily find your sources on their own.
- Citations allow the ability to cross-reference material in the body of the essay or paper to the works cited page.
- Citations show who authored it, where it is found and when it was written or shared publicly.
- Demonstrates the credibility of your arguments!
- Gives credit to other authors and avoids plagiarism.
- Allows you to stand on the shoulders of the great
scientific scholars who have come before you!