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Academic Integrity Tutorial

Why is Citing Sources Important?

Why is Citing Important?

  • To formally show where you found the information that you are using in your paper/project
  • To allow your reader to go back to your original source to learn more
  • To give credit to the author or creator whose ideas you are using
  • To provide evidence of your research and add credibility to your own argument
  • Allows you to maintain academic integrity
  • Remember that the potential consequences for NOT citing your sources correctly can include expulsion from Le Moyne College!

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Creative Commons License This guide is adapted from the Plagiarism Tutorial created by the University of Southern Mississippi. This work licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike (CC BY-SA) 4.0 International License.