- Citing allows you to acknowledge and give credit to the author(s) of the original work who provided you with the information or idea.
- Citing allows your audience to identify and find the source material in order to learn more about your topic.
- Citing gives your research paper more credibility because it shows you are supporting your arguments or points of view with reliable sources.
- Citing prevents plagiarism.
- Read a current account of what happens when a news reporter failed to cite his sources.
noun pla·gia·rism \ˈplā-jə-ˌri-zəm also -jē-ə-\
The act of using another person's words or ideas without giving credit to that person.
Definition by Merriam-Webster online dictionary.
Be aware, you still need to check the resulting citations as the generators can also miss some required detail.
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