Professional and Technical Writing/Documenting Your Sources/Reasons For Documenting Your Sources

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Reasons For Documenting Your Sources[edit]

Acknowledge the sources which have provided you with ideas and information

Help audience find more information about something you discussed

• Show audience that an idea was expressed by a respected person/ publication to increase credibility of your writing

• Show how your research contributes to the development of the field you are researching

• Prevent legal consequences from illegally using sources without giving credit