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Cite It Right!: Why Cite?

Confused about which citation style to use and how to do it right? This guide is here to help!

Why Cite?

  • Citations let your professor, or anyone else who reads your work, find the items you used in your research. The key to a successful citation is providing all the information needed for your reader to find the book, article, or other item you are citing.
  • Citing builds your credibility and shows that your ideas are shared by other experts in the field. Citing scholarly, peer-reviewed sources lends extra credibility to your work.
  • Citation avoids plagiarism! Citing your sources properly gives credit to the original author. 

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Avoiding Plagiarism

Bakersfield College's Academic Integrity Policy

What Is Plagiarism?