This guide provides information on the common citation styles used at Oregon Tech.
Check with your instructor if you aren't sure which style to use for your assignment or project.
It gives credit to others for the work they did
It helps your reader find the sources you used
It shows that you've done your research and understand the context of your topic
It positions your own work within a larger conversation about your topic
For more information on when to cite, see our page on Avoiding Plagiarism.