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TTU-CR Citation and Plagiarism: Why Cite Your Sources

Why Cite Your Sources

  • Professional honesty and courtesy: writers have an obligation to indicate when they have used someone else's ideas or words.
  • Citing sources strengthens the authority of your work.  It demonstrates that you have engaged other thinking on the subject you are writing about.
  • Accurate citations help others locate the materials you used in your research.
  • University of Oregon's Student Conduct and Community Standards. 

Citation Guides

Check these pages for summaries and additional resources on using some of the most commonly used citation styles.

If you don't see the style you need or what you need to cite doesn't quite fit, a librarian for your subject area can help you.

STEM Librarian

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Erin Burns
Contact:
Library Mezzanine (balcony) Room 114

University Library
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2802 18th St
Lubbock, TX 79410
806-834-2142