Why citing is important?

Every student always asking about why citing is important? When the student meets his/her supervisor, they always said that citation is very important and please get a good citation and reference for your thesis.

It’s very important to cite any source you took in your research for several reasons. I will share why citing is important to your attention.

  • When you cite any idea or information from other sources, you are responsible to give credit or acknowledgement to other researchers as known as owners of that source.
  • To avoid the plagiarism.  Please do not “steal” the other ideas those owned by someone else. Please respect them.
  • To show everybody that you have done a good research by listing all sources and references.
  • To help your supervisor and reader to track down the sources. So, they also can read and verify whatever you cite in your research.
  • To show your reader you follows a standard of citation styles. Now, you have done a good job because you follow the standard of your university too.
  • To be a good student to your supervisor and university.

To be continued…..

 

 

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MOHD IKHWAN ISMAIL
Senior Librarian
Reference & Research Division
Hamzah Sendut Library
Universiti Sains Malaysia
11800 USM
Penang
E-mail: ikhwanismail@usm.my
Tel: 6317@ 04-6536317
http://www.lib.usm.my
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2 thoughts on “Why citing is important?

  1. Zawanah Talib says:

    Thank you! On 17 Apr 2017 10:27 am, “RESEARCH SUPPORT SERVICE” wrote:

    > USM Reference Librarians posted: “Every student always asking about why > citing is important? When the student meets his/her supervisor, they always > said that citation is very important and please get a good citation and > reference for your thesis. It’s very important to cite any source ” >

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