What is Plagiarism? Well, it’s not as simple as you might think. Sometimes, you might be plagiarizing without knowing it. In short, plagiarism is taking someone else’s work and passing it along as your own. The easiest way to avoid this is to use quotations if you use someone else’s words, and make sure you add their source to your Works Cited page. After each quotation or paraphrase, you should also include an in-text citation that shows where you got the information from in that source.
Here are some good resources to guide you.
A Quick Guide to Plagiarism
How to Avoid Plagiarism
EasyBib is a great resource to help you create and organize the citations for your works cited page. It’s a great place to start, so make sure you use it to your advantage.
Follow the link to go to the University of Purdue’s writing lab website. This is the best resource online regarding conventions and formatting for MLA. You can’t go wrong.
All websites are not created equal. It’s probably a poor idea to cite Wikipedia for you research paper. Use this as a guide to determine whether or not you’re using good and trustworthy websites.
Follow this handout for a quick MLA citation guide.
Do you ever wonder whether or not your source is of academic quality? Simple. Give it the CRAAP test. The name says it all.
Do you ever have a hard time finding something on Google? Sometimes, it’s because you’re not using it correctly. Follow the simple guide below to better help you focus your search.