This guide is designed to help you find information on how to cite your sources correctly and to avoid plagiarism.
Plagiarism is taking someone else's ideas, words, images, or other types of work and presenting it as your own. Plagiarism can be avoided by adhering to some basic guidelines:
The primary reasons for citing the sources used in your research papers, projects and presentations is to give credit to the authors of the works that you used to support your work, and to provide readers with the information they need to locate these sources themselves.. Accurately citing your sources leaves a research trail that allows others to locate the materials that you used.
Caution: Students may use Wikipedia for ideas and referrals to scholarly sources but probably will seldom actually cite Wikipedia. Since entries change, be sure to include "date accessed" information.