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Citation Guide   Tags: creative commons, format, mla, plagiarism, research  

Includes information on how to identify and avoid plagiarism as well as information about EasyBib.
Last Updated: Oct 28, 2013 URL: Print Guide RSS UpdatesEmail Alerts

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Citation Styles

When writing a research paper, one of the first things you will do is read research that others have done before you; this will include books, articles and studies. More often than not, you will be using THEIR ideas, thoughts, and research in YOUR paper. When you do this, it is crucial that you mention (or "cite") the sources you have used and referred to. If you do not, you are plagiarizing, or stealing, information (more on that later). At the end of your research paper you will need to include a Works Cited section. This is an alphabetical list of citations that contain all the information that readers will need to locate these resources for themselves.

There are many different types of citation formats including the Modern Language Association (MLA), the American Psychological Association (APA), and Chicago (Turabian or Chicago) styles. Your teachers at Sanborn Regional High School expect you to use the latest edition of the MLA style, which is in its 7th edition. This guide will provide useful tools so that you may correctly format your paper, create perfect work cited pages, and ensure that all of your in-text citations are spot on.


Why We Cite

We cite our sources for two reasons:

1) To give credit where credit is due, recognizing authors for their hard work.

2) To avoid plagiarizing.


Don't Be THAT Guy


Citation and Plagiarism Resources in the Library

MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers 7th Edition
MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers 7th Edition
Modern Langauge Association
Call Number: 808 MLA

Plagiarism : A How-Not-To Guide For Students by Barry Gilmore
Plagiarism: A How-Not-To Guide For Students
Barry Gilmore
Call Number: 371.5 GIL

Plagiarism : Why It Happens, How To Prevent It by Barry Gilmore
Plagiarism : Why It Happens, How To Prevent It
Barry Gilmore
Call Number: 371.5 GIL

Citation and Plagiarism Resources on the Internet


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