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Plagiarism

The Parts

You need to parts to cite:

  • The in-text citation (unless it's common knowledge)
  • The reference list at the end (can also be called works cited, bibliography or literature cited)

Citation Tips

In your writing

  • Use quotation marks around exact quotes
  • If you paraphrase, change the whole structure
  • Use in-text citations for both quotes and paraphrases.  

Even when you paraphrase it is still someone else's idea.

  • When quoting from a specific page use page number in the in-text citation. 
  • If citing the whole work a page number is not needed.

In-Text Citations

APA Style

When paraphrasing:  

    Jones (2016) found that…

    This study stated that blue is preferred (Jones, 2016)

When quoting:

    “Green is always superior” (Jones, 2016, p. 2)

Online source with no page numbers:

    Name, date, para or heading & para

 

MLA Style

When paraphrasing:  

    (Jones, 6-9) found that…

    This study stated that blue is preferred (Jones, 6-9)

When quoting:

    “Green is always superior” (Jones, 2)

Online source with no page numbers:

    Cite the work in its entirety

  

Chicago Style

When paraphrasing:  

    Insert a footnote or endnote for all sources

When quoting:

    Insert a footnote or endnote for all sources

Online source with no page numbers:

    Insert a footnote or endnote for all sources