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The Importance of Citing Your Sources

It's not just schoolkids that get in trouble for not citing their sources. The editor of Wired, Chris Anderson, has recently come under fire for not attributing several quotes used in his book to the source: Wikipedia. Read more from an LA Times Blog article: "Chris Anderson's 'Free' Appears to Borrow Freely from Wikipedia and Other Sources." Mr. Anderson's excuse? "[I]nability to find a good citation format for web resources." I guess one could find fault with the MLA, APA, Turabian, or Chicago styles of website citation - if one was looking - but it seems like you'd want to use something to cite your source. Especially as an editor of a widely-read publication.

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