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Citing Sources

Using MLA, APA and other formats

Reference Librarian

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Denise Woetzel
Contact:
Reynolds Parham Road Campus Library
804-523-5325
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EMAIL:
library@reynolds.edu

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Downtown: 804.523.5211
Parham: 804.523.5220
Goochland: 804.523.5419

Why should I cite my sources?

The primary reason to cite your sources is to avoid plagiarism and give proper credit to the original author or creator.  Other reasons for citing your sources:

  • Enables a reader to locate the sources you cited.
  • Demonstrates the accuracy and reliability of your information.
  • Shows the amount of research you’ve done.
  • Strengthens your work by lending outside support to your ideas.