Can you recognize plagiarism?
Did you know there are many different citation styles?
Different academic disciplines have different expectations for how works are cited. Journals may even have their own style for citing works.
Here are a few examples.
MLA Style is discipline specific formatting and citation style guide used to document the sources you paraphrase, quote, and use in your research paper or project. The style determines the exact format of your citations by specifying the publication information that must be included and the order of this information as well as capitalization and punctuation. The style also determines the paper format or set up.
What is MLA?
Learn more at Modern Language Association
Why do I have to cite?
Learn more about plagiarism and avoiding plagiarism at the CSU Writing Center website.
Where can I get help?
Did you know that OneSearch provides a tool to help you create your citations? After you select an item and click on the title to see the full entry, there will be a set of "Tools" on the right hand side of the page. You can use "Email" or "Print" to generate a citation. Select Email or Print and use the drop down menu to select the citation style your need. You can also select "Cite." This will generate a list of common citation styles. You can copy and paste the citation into your works cited or reference page. Always check the citations accuracy. There can be errors, even when he citation is generated by a computer program.
CAUTION: Although the citation tool is a helpful time saver, you still MUST CHECK the citation to be sure it is correct.
Need help with your citations? Just can't seem to get started on that paper?