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Sustainable Built Environments (Fall 2019)

Your Librarian

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Rachel Castro
Contact:
Main Library A402
(520) 621-7146

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.

Citation resources

There are a variety of citation styles. Ask your instructor if a specific one is required. If any style is acceptable, I personally prefer American Psychological Association (APA).

These guides will help you cite correctly:

Avoiding plagiarism