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Citations Guide: Overview

Citation management systems that can store all your research as well as put all your references into proper format. Also covers the most popular style manuals.

Avoiding Plagiarism

How to Avoid Plagiarism - from the Purdue University OWL (Online Writing Lab).

There are few intellectual offenses more serious than plagiarism in academic and professional contexts. This resource offers advice on how to avoid plagiarism in your work.

Plagiarism: What it is and How to Recognize It and Avoid It - from the Writing Tutorial Service at Indiana University

Quick guide providing 4 strategies:  includes How to Recognize Acceptable and Unacceptable Paraphrases, Plagiarism and the World Wide Web, Strategies for Avoiding Plagiarism, and Terms - What is "Common Knowledge"? 


Avoiding Plagiarism Tutorial

You Quote It, You Note It -  10 minute interactive tutorial on plagiarism. Plagiarism is not something you want to find out about the hard way. 

Researching ethically is also researching efficiently: not only will you learn how to avoid plagiarism, but you’ll also pick up some good research tips too.

Why Cite Your Research?

Citations (endnotes, bibliographies, references):

  • Are the foundation of all scholarly work and assure academic integrity. It is standard practice to acknowledge (give credit to) the works of others. This also helps you avoid plagiarism.
  • Enable the reader to access items you cite in order to trace your research path. You need to give enough information such as author, title, source (publisher or URL), and date so that your reader can easily retrieve the items you reference.

Using a Citation Management System allows you to create a one-stop place to collect, organize and automatically format all your citations. WSU has access to EndNote Web, or you could use the open source Zotero.

Citation Tools in Databases