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Help for writing your paper and citing sources
A good scholar cites the source of information whenever using another person's ideas, opinion or theory. A good scholar also provides citations for any facts, statistics, graphs, or drawings that are obtained from another source. Quotations of another person's actual spoken or written word, and paraphrases of another person's spoken or written words should also be cited.
For additional information about citing sources, try any or all of the following:
This tutorial from University of Texas at Arlington will help you learn how to acknowledge sources and avoid plagiarism.
MLA Formatting and Style Guide
From Purdue's OWL. MLA (Modern Language Association) style is the style guide you need for this assignment. This resource is based on the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers (7th ed.). It offers examples for the general format of MLA research papers, in-text citations, endnotes/footnotes, and the Works Cited page.
MLA Style Guide
Handout created by Cheng Librarians to help get you started with MLA. The front page gives general information about the formatting of the paper itself. The back page gives examples of citations in MLA format.
WPUNJ Writing Center
The Writing Center provides one-on-one tutoring for students in any stage of writing. Sessions typically take 30 to 60 minutes, and can cover style, logic, voice, transitions, grammar, and organization. They do not proofread students' work. The Writing Center can be found on the main campus in Atrium 128, or at the Valley Road building, V3048.