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Why cite your sources?
Well USM's Academic Integrity Policy is one reason, but not the only one.
We cite in order to:
- give credit to those whose work we use
- facilitate our readers' efforts to find out more about the topic
- show where our work fits into the scholarly conversation about the topic
- document that we have researched our topic and based our conclusions on credible sources
Should I cite?
Flowchart used with permission of Cardiff University Library.
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