3. Why cite others’ sources?
For further reflection
When the reader is interested in a subject, they often want to deepen their knowledge. The reader of your work must have the opportunity to do so with the sources cited and your well-constructed bibliography.
"Readers can use the list of references to explore a subject further and enrich their understanding. Indeed, readers can easily and quickly find the references for the works they would like to explore." "An effective bibliography: great, but how?" from Compilatio.
Real and concrete information
Where did this information come from? A magician's hat? From your girlfriend? Or a specific source? The source allows to validate the information presented and gives a real and concrete dimension to what you’ve written, thus making you more credible to the reader.
You have not created all the content of your work, and that is a fact. However, you did some research that led you to a deep understanding of the subject. This research is what makes you an expert on the presented subject, and it should be showcased.
"Have you considered this? By making the choice not to plagiarise and to provide your own ideas, you yourself become an "inventor"" "Why is plagiarism prohibited? What are my incentives to respect copyright?" from Compilatio
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