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Citation Help, RefWorks, & Plagiarism Prevention

Use this guide to find help and information on citation styles, RefWorks, and avoiding plagiarism.

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CITATION HELP

Why should we cite?

Using proper citation style allows us to give credit to the creators of the material we are using.  It is how we use information responsibly and respectfully.  By using citations, our claims and theories become more authorized and credible because we are providing supporting evidence from other sources.  Citations also allow us to be honest about our contributions and avoid plagiarism.  This guide was created to help you find the information you need to be able to create citations properly, avoid plagiarism, and use our bibliographic citation software, RefWorks.  Please feel free to ask a librarian for more help!

understanding plagiarism

CITATION GENERATORS

Here are links to online citation generators.  For the purposes of creating a quick, one-time citation in the correct style, these websites will generate citations once the information has been provided.

using images responsibly

Remember to check your images, wherever you find them, for permissions and limitations of use.  Always check for copyright information and be sure to cite your sources as best you can!

 

Part of using images properly, is writing strongly and clearly about them in your work.  Use the resources below for guidelines in writing clearly using images as well as links on fair use and using images responsibly.