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Why Do Citations Matter?

Following a citation and formatting style allows you to clearly show your reader what information you gathered from others and what is your own. It also provides your reader with clear directions for finding more information on your topic, by following your references to additional resources. 

Learn more about why and how citations matter in the Information Literacy Microcourse Module E: Why Citations Matter to learn techniques for developing a robust and effective search strategy. 

Want more information about using APA style? See the Information Literacy Microcourse Module F(a): APA 7th Edition Citation Style and consult the resources listed below. 

(Note: Information Literacy Microcourse is available only to WMU students and employees. WMU faculty and staff will need to register here to access the Microcourse)

APA Citation Guide

Visit the Citing Source Guide for more information on APA citation and formatting.

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