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Cite Your Sources

Why Cite Your Sources?

When you use someone else's work, you need to give them credit for it. You do this by directing your readers to the original source. Otherwise, it is plagiarism.

What is Plagiarism?

Plagiarism is using someone else's work and passing it off as your own, whether accidental or on purpose.

  • Test what you know by taking this plagiarism quiz (12-question quiz from Cornell University)

Citation Styles

APA Style

APA Formatting and Style Guide from OWL: a comprehensive guide to APA (6th ed., 2010)
APA Tutorial from CLIP: an interactive guide to using APA (6th ed., 2010)

MLA Style

MLA Formatting and Style Guide from OWL: a comprehensive guide to MLA (7th ed., 2009)
MLA Tutorial from CLIP: an interactive guide to using MLA (7th ed., 2009)

Citation Tools

Citation Builder
Knight Cite

Tips for using Citation Tools

  • Create your citation
  • Check it using the guides and examples listed above
  • When you cut and paste a citation, make sure you format the font, indent and line spacing properly in your word processing program