What is a Citation?
In academic and professional settings, it is common practice to cite all references you use for assignments and presentations. This includes typical information sources (such as book chapters and articles) as well as images and sounds. Citing means giving proper credit to the creators of those sources you use, usually by using a properly formatted citation and/or in-text reference, created according to a recognized standard such as APA. It is important to properly cite one's sources to maintain professional courtesy, to facilitate follow-up, to encourage transparency, and to avoid the serious academic, professional, and legal consequences of plagiarism.
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