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Horticulture: Writing & Citations

Why Cite?

  • Citing your sources improves the credibility of your research and helps you avoid plagiarism.
  • Citations give proper credit to the original author/s for their ideas and words.
  • They allow your readers to find the sources you used in the writing process.


Remember to always give proper credit to the original works when writing. Plagiarism is a form of academic dishonesty and can have negatively impact on your academic career.  Use these resources to learn more about plagiarism and how to avoid it:

Writing & Format Help

Writing Style Resources

Citation Mangers

Remember, computer generated citations are not perfect.  While they are great for saving you some typing, always proof citations pulled from computer resources carefully with your citation manual.

Read this G2 Crowd article to learn more about reference management tools.

Purdue Owl Resource links