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Plagiarism is taking text, ideas, images, sound recordings, or other creative expressions that belong to someone else and representing them as your own. When you effectively cite your sources, you avoid plagiarism.
For more resources and information, see the Citations and Plagiarism guide.
The Online Writing Lab at Purdue University provides easy to read and understand guides for different citation styles.
In order to correctly cite your resources you will need to have at least two citations for each resource.
Works Cited Page - Lists all the resources referenced in your paper and provides all information needed for a reader to find the resource (author, date published, article title, journal title, volume, page numbers, etc.)
In-text Citations - Information within the body of the text that indicates the source of the information. This is abbreviated citation information, usually author last name and page number, that the reader can use to find the resource on the Works Cited page. In-text citations are used not only when you are quoting an author but always when you are paraphrasing.
Information on how to format in-text citations in MLA style.
Examples of in-text citation from the Purdue University Online Writing Lab:
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