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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.
- To help your reader find your sources.
And of course, to avoid plagiarism!
Citation: Two Parts
Full Citations - the complete information about your sources, listed on your works cited page at the end of your paper.
In-Text Citations - brief references to your sources included in the body of your paper. These refer your reader to the correct entry on your works cited page.