A prime purpose of a citation is intellectual honesty; to attribute to other authors the ideas they have previously expressed, rather than give the appearance to the work's readers that the work's authors are the original wellsprings of those ideas. It shows that your information is accurate and lets your readers locate your information sources. This includes all types of information sources, including:
- Articles (from print sources or from online databases)
- E-mail or any other correspondence
- Web page
- Government documents
- Non-print media (videotapes, audiotapes, pictures and images)
- Software or any digital formats
For more information:
- RDC Citation Guides - APA, Chicago & MLA guides.
- SFU Citation Guide - APA, MLA, Chicago/Turabian and more
- Citation Machine - Provides an interactive tool to help create reference citations for research papers. Includes various print and electronic resources.
- Easy Bibliography
What is Plagiarism?
Plagiarism is defined in dictionaries as "the wrongful appropriation, close imitation, or purloining and publication, of another author's language, thoughts, ideas, or expressions, and the representation of them as one's own original work."
It is Your Responsibility to:
- follow the MLA, APA, or Chicago format as directed by your teacher (checkout the links above for citation guides)
- submit an Acknowledgments page to give credit to help given by others
- use in-text or in-project documentation accurately and appropriately
- use Works Cited and Works Consulted pages accurately and appropriately
- submit only your own work
If you have more questions ask your teacher or check out: