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The "Citation Styles" tab inside this guide will connect you to resources for citing sources in APA, MLA, Chicago/Turabian, AMA, ACS, and IEEE formats.
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Plagiarism is the use of another author's words, theories, or ideas without giving proper credit.
The best practice to avoid plagiarism is to give credit where credit is due. Here is a brief list of guidelines for when information must be cited:
Always take a few minutes when you proofread your papers to check for common mistakes that can lead to plagiarism. Here’s a short checklist:
Does every direct quotation have a source citation?
Does every paraphrase or summary have a source citation?
Does every image, table, or other visual materials have a source citation?
Does your list of works cited include all the sources used in your paper?