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iMU at Mercyhurst University: Citing Sources

Citation Style Guides

Zotero

Zotero is free, easy-to-use software to help you collect, manage, cite, and share your research sources. 

User Guide

Plagiarism

"[A]n act or instance of using or closely imitating the language and thoughts of another author without authorization and the representation of that author's work as one's own, as by not crediting the original author."
("plagiarism." Dictionary.com Unabridged. Random House, Inc. 2016. <Dictionary.com http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/plagiarism>.)

Annotated Bibliographies

Citation Generators

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. 

Database Citation Tools

Some of our subscription databases already have pre-made citations available when you view their content!