✔ To Become a More Mature Thinker
✔ To Recreate a Sense of Lively Debate and to Establish Intellectual Context
✔ To Give Credit Where It’s Due
✔ To Lead Us to Further Research
When you cite a source, you show how your voice enters into an intellectual conversation and you demonstrate your link to the community within which you work. Working with sources can inspire your own ideas and enrich them, and your citation of these sources is the visible trace of that debt.
*An excerpt from Yale College Writing Center's Using Sources
Listed below links to citation guides. Remember that the style manuals themselves provide the most accurate information.