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Writing 001 (Withers): Citing Sources

Academic Writing

Why Cite?

  • Citations let your readers know where you got the information you used in your writing.
  • They give credit to your sources and situate your work within the context of your field.
  • Citing sources accurately and thoroughly demonstrates that you understand where your work fits in scholarly discourse and that you have reviewed literature relevant to your topic.

Citation Styles

Citation Generators

Citation generators are citation tools that are fast to use for creating citations and bibliographies.


RefWorks logo

RefWorks is an online tool called a citation manager that helps you manage, store, format, and cite sources. Citation managers are more robust than citation generators.