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Citation Guide: Avoiding Plagiarism

Your Guide to Citation Formatting

Are you having trouble creating a bibliography? Confused about in-text citations? Worry no more. Follow the tabs at the top of the page to access sample citations and style troubleshooting for APA, MLA, and Chicago/Turabian styles. If you'd like to have your citations created for you, follow the RefWorks tab to learn how to create an account and get started with the basics.

What is Plagiarism?

Why do we need to cite? We cite the sources we use or consult to give credit to the original author. To use another's work without providing proper citation is plagiarism. Besides concerns of stealing another author's work, we cite to strengthen our argument, to back-up our ideas or disagree with another's, and to help other people find the sources we consulted. Watch the video below for a thorough description of plagiarism, brought to you by

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