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There are a number of citation styles available to use, and it's important that you use the correct style for your class.
The most common styles at WPU are APA (American Psychological Association), MLA (Modern Language Association) and Chicago/Turabian, but always check your syllabus know which to use.
The library has many resources available (online and on campus) to help with citing. Below are a few useful links:
This is the main citation page on our website, where you'll find all kinds of information about citing in a number of styles.
A great resource for many styles!
There are a number of reasons why you should provide a list of references at the end of each paper or project, as well as cite these references in the actual text.
- To give credit to the original author/creator,
- To allow your professor and other readers to find the original sources.
Citing your sources is good form, but it also helps the reader to distinguish between your own thoughts and those of others. It is also important in avoiding plagiarism, which is the intentional OR unintentional use of another's work without citing.
WPU Academic Integrity Policy
Explains the meaning of academic integrity, identifies the responsibilities of students and faculty, gives examples of violations of academic integrity, and the consequences of violations.
From San Diego State University this tutorial provides strategies to help you learn how to paraphrase properly. It takes about 30 minutes to complete.
Provides examples of what constitutes plagiarism, safe practices, sample exercises and best practices for teachers to help avoid plagiarism. From Purdue University's Online Writing Lab (OWL).
Avoiding Plagiarism @ WPU
This short (6 minute) video gives you the basics of what plagiarism is and how to avoid it. Developed by the Cheng Library of William Paterson University.
Plagiarism Court: You be the Judge
This ten-question quiz tests your knowledge of plagiarism. Available in Flash, HTML or animated this quiz was developed by the librarians at Fairfield University (CT).
Developed by the creators of Turnitin (plagiarism detection software) this website explains what plagiarism is, how teachers can help students avoid plagiarism, as well as how and when to cite. Links to online citation guides are provided.