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Why Citations Matter

Listing the resources you used in your Bibliography, Works Cited or References page is important because:   

It shows where you got your information so that others can find it also.

It prevents plagiarism by giving credit to thoughts and ideas of others, whether quoted directly or paraphrased from a source.

It demonstrates your ability to research a topic and to use a variety of materials in your written work.

It builds on and contributes to the scholarship on the topic.


Citing Your Sources


Three citation styles are used most frequently at The University of the South Pacific: 

  • APA Citations are usually used in psychology and social science courses.
  • MLA Citations are usually used in literature classes
  • Harvard Style Citations are not tied to a particular discipline.

Check your assignment or ask your professor which citation style to use for your class.

See the following guides for citation formats and examples:


Reference books on Writing Research Papers

Cover Art
Avoiding plagiarism : write better papers in APA, Chicago, and Harvard citation styles - Ken K. Wong
Call Number: PN 167 .W66 2011
Publication Date: 2011
Covers APA, Chicago and Harvard styles. In library use only.

Cover Art
Writing the Research Paper : a handbook - Anthony C. Winkler; Jo Ray McCuen-Metherell
Call Number: REF LB 2369 .W55 2012
Publication Date: 2011
Covers APA, MLA and Chicago styles. In library use only.

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