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Art History 108 - Art of the Ancient World - Prof. Jones FALL 2021: Citation

Why We Cite

‚ÄčWhen you write a research paper, you use information and facts from a variety of resources to support your own ideas to develop new ones. You cite these sources for the following reasons:

  • To Give Credit

Giving credit to the source acknowledges experts and scholars for their contribution.

  • To Establish Credibility

Citations build credibility because they demonstrate how much you have read and learned, including sources from competing and multiple viewpoints. It will be apparent to your reader that your ideas are well supported. 

  • To Help the Reader

Citations can guide your readers to more information about your topic. 

  • To Participate in the Conversation

Your work contributes to ongoing intellectual conversations. 

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