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BIOS 115: Essentials of Biology: Citing Sources

This guide is designed to provide students in BIOS 115 with information on how to access library resources in the area of biology.

Why and How Do I Cite Sources?

Why do you need to cite sources?
While preparing a research paper, you will gather information that supports your ideas, which you find in works created by others. A citation gives your reader the information needed to locate these works. If you don't credit the authors by citing their works in your paper, you are committing plagiarism, which is not acceptable at Northampton Community College.

For help with citations, pick up one of these handouts at any campus Library or Learning Center, or view the handouts online, at the links below: