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FITS 215 - Mechanics of Fashion

Citing sources

Why cite? It's important to cite your sources, for a variety of reasons:

  • To give credit to the author(s) of your sources.
  • To allow your readers to locate your sources.
  • To show that you thoroughly researched your topic and can support your claims.
  • So you don't get in trouble for plagiarizing.

Avoiding plagiarism

Accidental Plagiarism:This tutorial shows how accidental plagiarism can occur and how to avoid it.

Quoting, Paraphrasing, and Summarizing: This is a helpful resource from the OWL (Online Writing Lab) at Purdue University. Explore the menu on the left side of the screen for more resources on paraphrasing, including practice exercises.

Citation resources & tools