2. Reasons for citation of sources
Referencing is very important for your academic work, to give it credibility. Citing credible external sources has the following main reasons:
- showing the amount of research you have done.
strengthening your work by lending outside support to your ideas.
- giving proper credit to the original author or creator.
- demonstrating the accuracy and reliability of your information.
- enabling a reader to locate the sources you cited.
- avoiding plagiarism.
(adapted from https://libguides.reynolds.edu/cite)
There are many styles for citations. For the Letras Inglês, it is usually used the APA for language studies and MLA for literature studies. Our course focuses a little on APA. Alternatively, ABNT can be used.
Watch the video on citation below, entitled Citation: A brief introduction below.
You may also see this other video on citation, entitled Citation Basics: Why Cite?