Giving credit to the ideas of others makes your ideas and proposals more believable. In addition, you avoid plagiarism and breaking U.S. Copyright Law.
See the following for details on how to:
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Why Do I need to cite information sources?
The most effective way to avoid plagiarism is to take the time to cite your sources correctly. Citing or citation is the way that you give credit to the original author or source of the information. Depending on the professor and your program of study, there are several citation formats that are used. The resources listed above cover the citation format most commonly used at Owen.