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ESL and Intensive English Language Program (IELP): Citations

A library guide for IELP and English as a Second Language students and faculty

Protecting Yourself from Plagiarism

Definition of Plagiarism--

"Stealing and/or using the ideas or writings of another in a paper or report and claiming them as your own.  This includes but is not limited to the use, by paraphrase or direct quotation, of the work of another person without full and clear acknowledgement."  - CSU Code of Student Conduct

Be sure to always cite your sources for any ideas used in your paper that are not common knowledge. Also put quotation marks (" ") around direct quotes. Make sure to paraphrase when you are using ideas from another paper. 

General Citation Styles

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