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Citation Styles

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About Citation Styles

Citation styles are an important part of the larger process of academic research and writing. Each profession or discipline has a preferred style or format for researchers to use so that published works conform to accepted standards. A citation style provides a uniform way of documenting the sources used in the preparation of the work, thus facilitating scholarly communication.

Avoiding Plagiarism