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FADA - Undergraduate Student Support: How To: Citing Sources

This library guide strives to provide e-support for FADA students at the UJ.

Why should I cite my sources?

The primary reason to cite your sources is to avoid plagiarism and give proper credit to the original author or creator.  Other reasons for citing your sources:

  • Enables a reader to locate the sources you cited.

  • Demonstrates the accuracy and reliability of your information.

  • Shows the amount of research you’ve done.

  • Strengthens your work by lending outside support to your ideas.


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