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Copyright & Plagiarism
Here are some resources to help you better understand Copyright, Plagiarism, and the correct documentation of resources.
There are quite a few different ways to cite resources in your paper. The citation style usually depends on the academic discipline involved. For example:
- MLA style is typically used by the Humanities
- APA style is often used by Education and Psychology
- Chicago/Turabian style is generally used by History, Business, and some of the Fine Arts
Check with your professor to make sure you use the required style. And whatever style you choose, BE CONSISTENT!
You Quote It, You Note It!
Want to learn the basics of avoiding plagiarism and learn why, when, and how to cite? Check out this tutorial!
Creating a Citation Page
A guide to creating in-text citations and assembling Works Cited pages using various citation formats. Developed by Duke University Libraries.
MLA Style: Step-By-Step Instructions
Instructions on manually formatting a research paper in MLA style with Microsoft Word.
Research and Documentation Online
An extensive annotated list of specialized sources for more than 30 disciplines. This site provides guidelines for documenting print and online sources in the MLA, APA, Chicago, and CSE styles. Sample papers are also available to assist with the formatting of your papers.
Automatic citation generators are quick and easy ways to create a works cited page. Unfortunately, these tools aren't always correct.
If you choose to use an automatic citation generator, like the ones provided below, ensure the generated citations are correct by checking them against a style manual or guidelines provided by a professor.