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How to Cite Sources and Avoid Plagiarism
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You will have to edit the citation to meet the standard of any of the style guides.
Alternately, you can go to WorldCat – either through the Library Databases or through WorldCat.
You can build a bibliography by using the publically accessible database WorldCat.org. You can get citations in five common styles and copy and paste your source to your bibliography. If you want to set up files, you have to join – involving giving an email address and your name. Search WorldCat and click on the hyperlinked title of your source. Click on Cite/Export. You will be given style guide options:
A box will then open up with your citation in it. You can then copy and paste it into your bibliography. If you chose to join, you could create a bibliography for each paper you are writing.
Acknowledge sources by giving credit. If you don't, intentionally or not, it is plagiarism.
Books, periodicals, pamphlets, charts, statistics, maps, interviews, television, radio, Internet, online databases, and many other types of material. When credit is properly attributed, you reduce the chance of plagiarizing.
Be organized – When you first begin a research project, establish order while gathering information. This will help to alleviate confusion and problems, especially when the time comes for the bibliography, works cited, and reference pages to be prepared.
Adapted from: Madray, Amrita. “Students' Guide to Preventing and Avoiding Plagiarism,” Long Island University, February 2006. http://www.liunet.edu/cwis/cwp/library/exhibits/plagstudent.htm
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