Includes MLA, APA, and Chicago
Whenever you quote or base your ideas on another person's work, you must acknowledge the source you used.
Citations allow readers to:
In written academic work, citing sources is standard practice and shows that you are responding to this person, agreeing with that person, and adding something of your own.
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