What is Citing?

Academic research is based on intellectual honesty. You must cite all the sources of information you used for your paper whether they are ideas, words, images, statistics, or opinions. Using other people’s words or ideas without acknowledging them is plagiarism.

There are different ways to cite material. The one you should be using depends on the course you’re following. Your teacher will tell you which style to use.

The following videos from Suffolk County Community College Library will give you a better understanding of why and what you should cite.

Why Cite?

What to Cite?

Videos created by Suffolk County Community College Library. Posted with permission of the college library.

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