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MLA Citation and Style Guide
The Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue University provides easy to read and understand guides for different citation styles.
Use the menu on the left on the OWL page to navigate through the guide.
When and Why to Cite Sources
It's important to know when and why we cite sources. Here is a useful guide from SUNY Albany Libraries.
"When and Why to Cite Sources." Information Literacy: Instruction and Tutorials. University Libraries, University at Albany, SUNY, 2013. Web. 30 Jan. 2014.
The library has various style guides available to answer citation format questions.
How to Avoid Plagiarism
To avoid plagiarism, you must give credit whenever you use
- another person’s idea, opinion, or theory;
- any facts, statistics, graphs, images—any pieces of information—that are not common knowledge;
- quotations of another person’s actual spoken or written words; or
- paraphrase of another person’s spoken or written words.
Here are some links to tutorials that will help you understand more about plagiarism and how to avoid it: