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Learning how to cite may seem like a daunting task. You may be wondering why is it necessary to do so. Here's why:
Avoid plagiarism and thereby
Show academic honesty and courtesy for the work of others.
Allows the reader to learn more about the topic.
Build credibility to your work as you are citing experts to fuel your arguments.
Allows other to conduct further research based on your work.
Whether you choose to add a direct quotation to your paper or merely paraphrase someone else's idea, you must cite any work that did not come from you. That includes but is not limited to text, images, computer code and charts.