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Fundamentally, we cite our sources because information is the intellectual property of the creator and we need to give them credit for their work. If we don't, that's called avoiding plagiarism- and it is theft.
If you found your article/book in OneSearch, there is an option included!
Click "Cite" while viewing the material, select your citation style at the top, and copy and paste into your paper's references.
Remember to double check the citation for accuracy!
Copyright gives the owner of a work exclusive rights to that work. Exceptions to this include items in the public domain, items with Creative Commons licenses, and items used under fair use.
Remember, failure to follow the guidelines of copyright, public domain, Creative Commons, and fair use is called plagiarism.
See UW-Superior's resource on Copyright & Fair Use to learn more.