Answered By: Dr. Sunem Beaton-Garcia
Last Updated: Jan 13, 2017     Views: 11

  • Avoids plagiarism.
  • Shows academic honesty and courtesy for the work of others.
  • Allows the reader to learn more about the topic.
  • Builds credibility to your work as you are citing experts to fuel your arguments.
  • Allows others 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.

Remember when in doubt, cite it!