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Academic Mentoring at SEBS

This guide serves as the central hub for the library instruction component for the first year Academic Mentoring course at SEBS.

What is a Citation?

A citation is "quotation from or reference to a book, paper, or author, especially in a scholarly work", according to the Oxford Dictionaries. 

Why Citing is Important

It's important to cite sources you used in your research for several reasons:

  • To show your reader you've done proper research by listing sources you used to get your information
  • To be a responsible scholar by giving credit to other researchers and acknowledging their ideas
  • To avoid plagiarism by quoting words and ideas used by other authors
  • To allow your reader to track down the sources you used by citing them accurately in your paper by way of footnotes, a bibliography or reference list

Source: LibGuides at MIT Libraries - Citing

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