Why Cite? Citing your sources may seem tedious, but it's important to cite because:
What does it mean to "cite" a source?
What is a citation style?
Why do I have to cite my sources?
What happens if I don't cite?
As long as I cite, I can use someone else's work, right?
Is it really plagiarism to reuse my own work? I’m not stealing anyone else’s content.
Am I ever allowed to reuse my previous work?
Does UCSD have any guidelines about citation styles?
Is citation different in the USA than in other countries?
This page was adapted from the following:
Avoiding Plagiarism - Cite Your Source
Academic Integrity at MIT, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA
Citation & Style Guide FAQ
Middlebury Libraries, Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT, USA
MLA Style FAQ
St. Francis College Library, St. Francis College, Brooklyn Heights, NY, US