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IAS 300-Adult Career Development

A guide for finding information about careers.

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Citing Your Sources

Why is Proper Citation Important?

Citing your sources is an important part of the writing process.  Documenting your sources gives credit to authors whose thoughts and ideas you have incorporated into your work.  Proper citation helps you as a writer by strengthening your position and showing the depth of your research.  Citing also helps your readers verify what you've written and follow up with sources they find interesting.

Most importantly, proper citation will help you avoid plagiarism.

How can I effectively cite the sources I use?

Proper citation will link text and facts used in your papers and presentations to the relevant sources quoted or consulted. APA is the most common citation format for the social sciences.

the ASU Library has prepared a Citation Styles Guide.

Here are some other tools available to you to help with citations and bibliographies. 

  • RefWorks - A bibliographical manager that keeps your sources organized and creates formatted citations and bibliographies. Create an account to get started.
  • Chat Service - Chat with an ASU librarian to get help with your bibliography.


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