COMM 1313 : Public Speaking

A resource guide for researching your speeches.

Why do we cite?

Why do we cite? In this graphic there are three boxes explaining why we cite. Box one titled: Helps avoid plagiarism. Below this in the box it states: Practice "cite as you write." The box below this one states: Gives credit to the author. In this box it states: When you use other authors' ideas and words in your own writing, it is important to credit them- even if you do not quote their words exactly as written. The last box states Abides by the integrity policy. The text below this states: Correctly citing your sources will also allow you to abide by the spirit and letter of the University of Arkansas Academic Integrity policy.

Finding Citation Information at Mullins

Many library resources offer a Cite This or Make Citation option. These tools will usually offer a citation for the article or book in multiple formats, including Turabian or Chicago style, MLA, APA, etc.

Though it is as simple as copying and pasting, you should remember that it is your responsibility to proofread the citation and correct any errors of style. Computers are never as smart as UARK students.

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