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Citation is used for several reasons:
- To give credit to your sources
- To differentiate your work from others'
- To increase your credibility as a speaker
- To help your audience find your source
- To avoid plagiarism
When to Cite your Source
- Use of unfamiliar, little-known information
- Use of non-text sources
Citation: Two Parts
Full Citations - the complete information about your sources.
- Verbal citations are included in the body of your speech. These provide a brief reference to your source and refer the listener to your full citation on your Works Cited (MLA) or References (APA) page. (In a paper, these would be in-text citations).
- Image citations are included on your visual aid. These also provide a brief reference to your source and refer the listener to your full citation on your Works Cited (MLA) or References (APA) page.
There are other citation styles you could use, but for this assignment you will be using, APA, the American Psychological Association, format.