For example, you could receive an “F” for a course if you forget to include a Works Cited page with your paper!
To avoid being accused of plagiarism, you need to give credit to the concepts, facts, ideas and words you find from other sources and use in your papers.
Information about how the campus handles all types of academic misconduct including plagiarism is on the or how to take a broad subject and narrow it down?
Examine the sites in this section that can help ou with choosing and narrowing the subject of your paper, how to perform relevant research, and how to cite your sources using the different citation styles.
There are multiple formats for citation styles, and they vary according to academic discipline.
The Modern Language Association (MLA) has a specific format for citation information that is to be included both in-text and on a Works Cited page.
It shows that there is a legitimate interest in the subject by other scholars, that there was work put into locating relevant information and that the ideas presented without references are yours alone so the reader can follow your logic and thoughts clearly throughout the paper.
Scientific Style and Format presents three systems for referring to references (also known as citations) within the text of a journal article, book, or other scientific publication: 1) citation–sequence; 2) name–year; and 3) citation–name.
You give credit by properly using quotations or paraphrases and always providing correct citation and reference information whenever you do so.
If you are ever in doubt about whether you have properly cited source material, be sure to check with your professor or visit the Writing Center.