Why Citations Matter
There are many reasons why it is important to cite the resources that you consult when researching a paper. The most important of these are:
- Gives credit to authors whose works you have used (whether you quote them or not).
- Provides a trail by which others can locate the materials you consulted.
- Provides evidence of your research.
- Properly citing materials is one strategy to help you avoid plagiarizing.
- Learn more about why citations matter
Use the resources on this page to help you document your work and format your citations properly and learn how to use advanced tools to track your research materials.
There are several major citation styles. Which one you should use depends upon the subject area of the class and the preferences of your professor.
Information Management Tools
UVM supports 3 tools that can help you to track research information, take notes, collaborate with classmates and colleagues, prepare manuscripts and more.