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How to Cite Your Work | Giving Credit

All knowledge is built upon previous knowledge. When conducting research, completing coursework, or creating something new in the studio, we draw upon the ideas of others to synthesize our own. One of the reasons citation is a standard is to recognize the work of researchers before you.

You can think about recognizing the work of other academics as giving credit where credit is due. By using appropriate citations, you can set apart your own work from the work of others.